Highlights This Weekend on American History TV September 15-17, 2018

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday - 8am Monday, September 15-17, 2018  


Saturday 6pm ET
The Civil War: Battle of Antietam, Lincoln & Emancipation
Scott Hartwig, the former supervisory historian at Gettysburg National Military Park, talks about the lead up to the September 1862 Battle of Antietam and Abraham Lincoln's announcement of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation when the battle was over. This talk was part of a symposium hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog.


Saturday 8pm & midnight ET
Lectures in History: Aid Societies for Civil War Union Troops
Hillsdale College professor David Raney teaches a class about Civil War-era aid societies that supported Union troops. He highlights the work of the U.S. Sanitary Commission and the U.S. Christian Commission, which provided additional supplies and medical services to the soldiers.


Sunday 10am ET
Oral Histories: Women in Congress:
This is the last in our eight-week series of interviews with former congresswomen. Lynn Woolsey represented California in the U.S. House from 1993 to 2013. She was the first former welfare mother to serve in Congress. She talks about her work with the Congressional Progressive Caucus and her decision to co-found the Out of Iraq Caucus in opposition to the Iraq War. She also discusses her efforts to protect the California coast. The U.S. House of Representatives Office of the Historian conducted the interviews.


Sunday 6pm & 10pm ET
American Artifacts: World War I Battle of Saint-Mihiel
One hundred years ago, on September 12, 1918, the American Expeditionary Force under the command of General John J. Pershing launched its first independent operation of World War I - the Battle of Saint-Mihiel. We travelled to Northeastern France with historian Mitchell Yockelson to visit villages, monuments, and the American cemetery related to this battle fought along the Western Front.

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