Friday, October 8, 2021


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American History TV — Saturdays on C-SPAN2




Explore Our Nation’s Past
Discover the people and events that document the American story.


Women in Politics & the Workforce on Lectures in History®


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Women's Suffrage Movement

Watch it: 8 am, 11 am, 8 pm & 11 pm ET Saturday

Wentworth Institute of Technology professor Allison Lange teaches a class about the women's suffrage movement. Professor Lange draws from her book, Picturing Political Power, to describe how women’s voting rights activists and their opponents used images to support their causes. This class was part of a National Endowment for the Humanities institute for college and university teachers hosted by the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Women in the
Late 19th Century

Watch it: 8:40 am, 11:40 am, 8:40 pm & 11:40 pm ET Saturday

Professor Heather Cox Richardson talks about the new roles that late 19th century women assumed in the workforce and in politics. She describes the gains women made in fields such as nursing, teaching and social work. We also hear about women's political organizations, which focused on Prohibition and women’s suffrage, among other issues.


“We have this scene (from a cartoon) that's very much in the same world as the previous one. It's suggesting that if women gain rights, if women seek power and win power, they're going to abandon their domestic duties. They're going to force men to become more womanly, and it's going to lead to other changes, including challenging the class hierarchies.”





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Most Hated Presidents in American History on The Presidency

Watch it: 2 pm ET Saturday


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What do Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon have in common? They faced not just political opponents, but Americans who hated them. Why? An American Historical Association virtual panel discusses the answers.


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📚 THIS WEEK ON BOOKNOTES+Erik Larson is the author of six nationally bestselling nonfiction books, including The Devil in the White City and The Splendid and the Vile. His latest, a work of fiction called No One Goes Alone that is available only as an audiobook, is a ghost story set in 1905. Mr. Larson joins us to talk about the new audiobook, his other books, being critiqued by his wife, teaching and more.

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