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Highlights This Weekend on American History TV February 29 - March 2, 2020

by MaggieStrolle

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday, February 29 - 8am Monday, March 2, 2020  

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Saturday 8pm & midnight ET
Lectures in History: The Civil War in the West
We visit the Utah State University classroom of professor Maria Angela Diaz to hear about the Civil War conflict in places such as Missouri, Kansas, Texas and Arizona. She looks at how the diverse populations of the region reacted to the war and their reasons for siding with either the Union or the Confederacy. Professor Diaz also focuses on the larger role guerrilla warfare played in the West.

 

Saturday 10pm & Sunday 4pm ET
Reel America: "The New Girl" - 1959
In 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued executive order 10479, creating the President's Committee on Government Contracts, directing companies doing business with the government to hire employees without discrimination based on race, creed, color, or national origin. The "The New Girl," a 1959 film produced by the committee, dramatizes racial tensions caused by the first hiring of a black secretary in an office doing federal contract work. The film was shown by churches, schools, and civic groups to encourage compliance with the anti-discrimination effort.

 

Sunday 6pm & 10pm ET
American Artifacts: Seminole Nation Museum
In the capital city of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, Wewoka, we meet Assistant Chief Lewis Johnson, who shows us, among other artifacts, clothing, maps, and art to tell the story of his people during a tour of the tribe's museum.

 

Sunday 6:55pm ET
Slavery in Colonial New England
Historian Jared Hardesty talks about his book "Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England," which focuses on the region's involvement in slavery and the slave trade during the Colonial era. The Hingham Historical Society and Abigail Adams Historical Society co-hosted the event.

 

American History TV. All weekend - every weekend. Only on C-SPAN3.