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American History in Prime Time: "Lectures in History Week", March 23-27, 2020

by MaggieStrolle

C-SPAN3's American History TV in Prime Time

"Lectures in History" Week
March 23-27, 2020
8pm Each Night on C-SPAN 3

 

"Lectures in History" Week
As colleges and universities cancel in-person classes and move them online amid the coronavirus outbreak, join American History TV for a week of distance learning of your own with our "Lectures in History" series. Featuring college-level American history courses from institutions across the country, each night we'll do an academic tour of a different conference or region.

 

Monday, March 23
Atlantic Coast Conference
Missing spring sports championships? Join us for a history class tour of the ACC conference. The starting lineup includes Clemson, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, and Duke. Seth Jacobs from Boston College tips off the night with a class on President Lyndon Johnson and the escalation of the Vietnam War.


 

Tuesday, March 24
Big 10 Conference
No need for #MarchSadness here. Tonight, the Big 10 conference flexes its history muscles with classes from Purdue, Rutgers, Michigan and Nebraska. University of Maryland professor Christopher Bonner leads off with a class about the concept of "power" in antebellum slave societies.


Wednesday, March 25
Washington, D.C. Region
Travel virtually to our nation's capital for a night of history classes from universities in the Washington, D.C. region. We begin with a lecture on White House Myths with White House Historical Association historian and American University lecturer Matthew Costello.


 

Thursday, March 26
Texas  
Our Lone Star State night starts with Gene Allen Smith, a Texas Christian University history professor teaching about George Washington's character. He examines how the first president interacted with his contemporaries, how he viewed himself, and how he is remembered.


 

Friday, March 27
The South 
For our final "Lectures in History" night we swing through the South. Starting in Atlanta at Emory University, professor Carol Anderson teaches a class about efforts in the early 1960s to register African American voters in Mississippi.


 

American History TV. All weekend - every weekend. And also on Washington Journal this week.