Filter by

U.S. Capitol Historical Society

Videos

Sorted by Most Recent Airing
Showing 1 - 20 of 155 Show 100
  • 14th Amendment Enforcement and US Military
    Last Aired

    14th Amendment Enforcement and U.S. Military

    Professor Michael Vorenberg spoke about the 14th Amendment and efforts by Congress to use the U.S. military to enforce civil rights for African Americans during the post-Civil War…

    221 views
  • Reconstruction and Civil Rights
    Last Aired

    Reconstruction and Civil Rights

    Eric Foner talked about the challenges of establishing civil rights for freedmen in the Reconstruction period and beyond. This talk was part of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s annual…

    392 views
  • Horatio Batemans Recontruction Engraving
    Last Aired

    Horatio Bateman's "Recontruction" Engraving

    Professor Brook Thomas talked about the imagery and context of Horatio Bateman’s 1867 engraving called “Reconstruction.” The highly detailed work is a utopian allegory of how federal…

    100 views
  • 150th Anniversary of the Senate Appropriations Committee
    Last Aired

    150th Anniversary of the Senate Appropriations Committee

    To mark the 150th anniversary of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senate Historian Betty Koed reflected on the committee’s history. Senators Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the…

    41 views
  • 1790 Congressional Debate on Slavery and Race
    Last Aired

    1790 Congressional Debate on Slavery and Race

    History professor Paul Polgar talks about the federal Congress' first national debate on slavery and race held in 1790. Professor Polgar argues that this discussion; which focused on…

    776 views
  • Images of President Lincoln in the US Capitol
    Last Aired

    Images of President Lincoln in the U.S. Capitol

    Harold Holzer talked about the creation of and meaning behind the many paintings, sculptures, and photographs of President Lincoln now on public display in the U.S. Capitol building. In…

    237 views
  •  House Financial Services Committee Dinner
    Last Aired

    House Financial Services Committee Dinner

    Current and former members of the House Financial Services Committee attended a dinner in honor of the committee hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. The keynote speaker of the…

    105 views
  • Artist Depictions of George Washington
    Last Aired

    Artist Depictions of George Washington

    William diGiacomantonio talked about how artists have depicted George Washington, including famous portraits by John Trumbull, Gilbert Stuart, and Horatio Greenough.

    155 views
  • Paintings of 19th Century Washington DC
    Last Aired

    Paintings of 19th Century Washington, D.C.

    Artist Peter Waddell showed his paintings of historical moments in 19th century Washington, D.C. Depictions included the White House, the U.S. Capitol, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon…

    206 views
  • Comparing Approaches to Historical Narrative
    Last Aired

    Comparing Approaches to Historical Narrative

    Cokie Roberts moderated a panel discussion entitled “Doing History: Comparing Approaches to the Historian’s Craft.” Participants included historical novelist Thomas Mallon, historical…

    233 views
  • Washington DC in the Gilded Age
    Last Aired

    Washington, D.C., in the Gilded Age

    Mark Ozer talked about how Washington, D.C., changed during the Gilded Age, focusing on the expansion of the railroad system and the building of the capital city’s Union Station and the…

    197 views
  • American Empire and the Nations Founding
    Last Aired

    American Empire and the Nation's Founding

    Kenneth Bowling spoke about the concept of an “American Empire.” Mr. Bowling argued that the country was not simply founded on principles of republican government, but also on a deeply…

    394 views
  • US Capitol Historical Society Freedom Award
    Last Aired

    U.S. Capitol Historical Society Freedom Award

    David McCullough received the U.S. Capitol Historical Society Freedom Award and delivered remarks. Congressional leaders paid tribute to Mr. McCullough’s achievements, including two…

    318 views
  • Immigration Laws in the Early American Republic
    Last Aired

    Immigration Laws in the Early American Republic

    Ron Duquette portrayed Albert Gallatin and spoke about the experiences of the Swiss founding father and immigration laws in the early American republic. Geneva native Albert Gallatin immigrated to the…

    282 views
  • Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
    Last Aired

    Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

    Professor Gabriel Chin talked about whether the initial intent of the 1965 Immigration Act was to diversify America, or if it was an unintended consequence. Professor Chin argued that despite much…

    352 views
  • Immigration Reform Act and Latinos
    Last Aired

    Immigration Reform Act and Latinos

    Professor Mariela Olivares talked about the effects of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 on Latinos, specifically from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. She argued that this…

    154 views
  • Chinese Stereotypes in the Late 19th Century
    Last Aired

    Chinese Stereotypes in the Late 19th Century

    Andrew Gyory talked about the origins of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act and how popular culture helped shape negative Chinese stereotypes throughout the late 19th century. The lecture was part of a…

    362 views
  • Immigration in America
    Last Aired

    Immigration in America

    Professor Emeritus Paul Finkelman delivered the keynote address at a symposium focused on the history of immigration in America. He compares the roles of Congress, states, and the president…

    407 views
  • Representative Emanuel Celler and Immigration Laws
    Last Aired

    Representative Emanuel Celler and Immigration Laws

    Rabbi Lance Sussman talked about Representative Emanuel Celler (D-NY), who served in the House from 1923 to 1973. Professor Sussman detailed Celler’s career-long fight against immigration restrictions…

    219 views
  • Asylum Law in the United States
    Last Aired

    Asylum Law in the United States

    Renee Redman talked about the history of Asylum Law in the United States. She argued that prior to the Refugee Act of 1980, the application process for asylum or refugee status was based on foreign policy rather…

    207 views
  • Load 20 More