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Prime Time Schedule: August 12-16, 2019 on American History TV

by NinaShelton

American History TV Prime Time Schedule
August 12-16, 2019
Starts at 8pm Each Night on C-SPAN 3

 

Monday, August 12
Congressional History 
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted an event celebrating the 116th Congress, which started its two-year term in January. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was among the speakers. The program also featured remarks by historian Joanne Freeman, who looked back to the mid-19th century and another polarizing era in discussing her book, "The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War."

Tuesday, August 13
Dwight D. Eisenhower 
Historian David Mills discusses the World War II military partnership between U.S. Army chief of staff George Marshall and General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and examines their tactical decisions to win the war. Mr. Mills is a military history professor with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event.

Wednesday, August 14
Purdue Political History Conference 
This June, Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana hosted a conference called "Remaking American Political History." We begin a night of programs from the gathering with a panel of historians looking at U.S. politics and government from the earliest days of the American Republic.

Thursday, August 15
Purdue Political History Conference 
More from Purdue University's "Remaking American Political History" conference, with a panel on the correlation between violence and U.S. political change from the time of the American Revolution to present day.

Friday, August 16
World War II 
The group Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosts a teachers conference each summer in Washington, D.C. In this session, Texas high school teacher Karyn Cabana discusses food rationing during World War II, including troop field ration innovations that led to modern-day processed food. Ms. Cabana also discusses government policies addressing farm labor shortages and food rationing on the home front.  

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