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Highlights This Weekend on American History TV September 8-10, 2018

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday - 8am Monday, September 8-10, 2018  

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Saturday 6pm ET
The Civil War: Gettysburg & Vicksburg as Turning Points
Matt Atkinson has worked as a ranger at both the Gettysburg and Vicksburg national military parks. He compares these two 1863 campaigns as turning points in the Civil War and explores why Gettysburg looms larger in historical memory than Western theater battles such as Vicksburg. This talk was part of a symposium hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog.

 

Saturday 8pm & midnight ET
Lectures in History: Immigration Policy Since 1965
University of Texas at Austin professor Madeline Hsu teaches a class about the 1965 Immigration Act and current immigration demographics. She describes how the number and country of origin for immigrants, visa holders, and refugees has changed over the past 50 years.

 

Saturday 10pm & Sunday 4pm ET
Reel America: "The Pershing Story" - 1963
This year marks the centennial of U.S. participation in World War I. This 1963 U.S. Army film looks at the life of General John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces during the Great War. The program was part of the Army's weekly "Big Picture" series, and this episode is introduced by actor Walter Matthau.

 

Saturday 10:30pm & Sunday 4:30pm ET
Factories: From 1721 to the 21st Century
Queens College professor Joshua Freeman talks about the history of factories, including a 1721 silk mill in Derby, England, the American Industrial Revolution, and the politics of manufacturing in the 21st century. Professor Freeman is the author of "Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World."

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