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Highlights Labor Day Weekend on American History TV

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday - 8am, Tuesday September 1 - 4, 2018  

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Saturday 8pm & midnight ET
Lectures in History: Pre-Civil War Anti-Slavery Movement
Colorado State University, Pueblo professor Matt Harris teaches a class about the anti-slavery movement before the Civil War. He describes some of the movement's leaders including William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass, and discusses the influence of abolitionist literature such as narratives by former slaves and Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

 

Saturday 10am ET
Oral Histories Women in Congress
We continue our eight-week series of interviews with former congresswomen. Barbara Kennelly served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1982 to 1999. She was the first woman named to the House Intelligence Committee and served as chair of the Democratic Caucus. She talks about how her early political career in Connecticut prepared her for Congress, and describes her work to reform Social Security. The U.S. House of Representatives Office of the Historian conducted this interview.

 

Sunday 7pm & 11pm ET
National Park Service Chief Historian Turkiya Lowe
American History TV sat down with National Park Service chief historian Turkiya Lowe to talk about her career, job and priorities for telling the nation's stories. She is the first woman and African American to hold the post. The interview took place at the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site in Washington, D.C.

 

Sunday 8pm & midnight
The Presidency: George Washington & Alexander Hamilton
Historian Peter Henriques talks about the relationship between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. He explains why their collaboration was an important factor in founding the nation, where it went awry, and the historical accuracy of Hamilton: The Musical. Gadsby's Tavern Museum in Alexandria, Virginia hosted this event.

American History TV. All weekend - every weekend. And on holidays, too. Only on C-SPAN3.