American History Prime Time Schedule, April 5-9, 2021
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April 5 - April 9, 2021
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Monday, April 5
History Through Film
Hampden-Sydney College professor Matthew Hulbert looks at depictions of slavery in Hollywood films ranging from "Birth of a Nation" and "Gone with the Wind" to "Django Unchained" and "Free State of Jones." He talks about how early films glorified the "Lost Cause." And he argues that while recent films show the horrors of the slave trade and resistance by enslaved people, the idea of the "white savior" is often still central to the narrative. Virginia Tech's Center for Civil War Studies hosted this event.
Tuesday, April 6
Pandemics & Disease
In 1918, a flu virus infected one-third of the world's population. Nancy Bristow from the University of Puget Sound talks about the correlations between that earlier pandemic and today's global crisis. Lora Vogt with the National World War I Museum and Memorial moderates the conversation. The museum provided the video and hosted this discussion in partnership with the Northeast Kansas Library System.
Wednesday, April 7
Crime & Forensics
Bruce Goldfarb, author of "18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics," shows us several dollhouse-sized crime scenes that are used for training classes in the Chief Medical Examiner's Office of Maryland. He relates the story of Ms. Lee, who constructed the dioramas in the mid-1940s at Harvard University, and who helped pioneer the science of crime scene investigation.
Thursday, April 8
James Baker served as secretary of state for President George H.W. Bush, and as Ronald Reagan's White House chief of staff and treasury secretary. He's interviewed about leadership and his career by attorney and historian Talmage Boston in this program hosted by Baylor University Law School.
Friday, April 9
In the 1830s, under President Andrew Jackson, the Cherokees were forcibly removed from their lands in the southeastern U.S. in what became known as the "Trail of Tears." Oklahoma University law professor Lindsay Robertson discusses the decisions issued by the U.S. Supreme Court in cases involving the Cherokee Nation -- especially the role of Chief Justice John Marshall. The Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Preservation Virginia and the University of Oklahoma Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy co-hosted this event. .
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