American History Prime Time Schedule: April 6-10, 2020
C-SPAN3's American History TV in Prime Time
April 6-10, 2020
8pm Each Night on C-SPAN 3
Your favorite public talks are suspended for the time being? Stay in and join American History TV as we feature lectures and discussions at Washington, D.C.-area institutions.
Monday, April 6
National History Center
The National History Center often hosts public events on Capitol Hill to give congressional members and staff a chance to learn the historical background behind contemporary issues. In this discussion, scholars from Rice and Georgetown universities and the U.S. Naval War College talk about the role of Middle East oil in American foreign policy since the end of World War II, with a focus on Saudi Arabia.
Tuesday, April 7
We kick off a night of programs hosted by Smithsonian Associates with Kermit Roosevelt - a constitutional law professor and the great-great-grandson of Theodore Roosevelt. He delivers a talk titled: The Constitution and Declaration of Independence: A Contrary View. Mr. Roosevelt argues that the America of today did not emerge from the Revolution and that we should not trace our values back to the Founders. Instead, he says that, through failures and reinventions, we have used the Constitution as a tool to create our modern core values.
Wednesday, April 8
University of Mary Washington
We begin this night of lectures hosted by the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia with historian Joanne Freeman on the American dueling culture before and after the Civil War. She describes the so-called "Code of Honor" that led to dueling and explains the political strategies behind these confrontations. Ms. Freeman is the author of "The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War."
Thursday, April 9
American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
The Society of the Cincinnati was founded in 1783 by Continental Army officers and their French counterparts. The Society's American Revolution Institute hosted T. Cole Jones on his book, "Captives of Liberty: Prisoners of War and the Politics of Vengeance in the American Revolution," which looks at inhumane conditions inside 18th century prison camps and examines how the Continental Congress dealt with a population of POWs that sometimes outnumbered the Continental Army itself.
Friday, April 10
White House Historical Association
The White House Historical Association was founded in 1961 by first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. We invited their historians, Matthew Costello and Lindsay Chervinsky, for a conversation about their jobs and the organization's mission to protect and preserve the Executive Mansion.
American History TV. All weekend - every weekend. And also on Washington Journal this week.