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week on The Presidency, historian Allen Guelzo and other
scholars address a fundamental question about American democracy: Do
we really need a president? The Heritage Foundation hosts this
virtual event, which includes a discussion about how faith has
influenced executive decisions.
“(Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is)
probably the most important single decision a president has to make
in terms of domestic policy in the 19th century. And he explains it
to his Cabinet in terms of what he called a covenant, a vow he had
made with God. ... Now this astonished the members of his
Cabinet. They were a bunch of hard-bitten politicians; they weren't
used to this kind of thing. And one of them actually said, ‘Would
you mind repeating yourself? Did I hear you correctly?’ And Lincoln
said, ‘Yeah, I made a vow to my maker that I would issue this
proclamation and now I am going to do it.’”
Also on The Presidency:Did you catch last week's program about presidential friendships? Watch
it and other events hosted by the University of Virginia's Miller
Center here. All previously aired
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Utah University professor Laura June Davis teaches a class about
Civil War naval warfare. She highlights instances of guerrilla
attacks on U.S waterways and describes pro-Confederate sympathizers
who sabotaged Union vessels.
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Holiday Week Programming on C-SPAN3
On Monday morning, American History
TV will kick off weekday programming to lead into the three-day
holiday weekend. Below are program highlights from each evening.
Watch out for this newsletter on Thursday for an early look at the
– The Presidency
The Most Hated Presidents in American History
— Pearl Harbor
Effects of Pearl Harbor on African Americans
— The Civil War
Civil War Naval Leadership
— Recent History Books
Mike Duncan, Hero of Two Worlds
The Weekly The
Weekly podcast remembers Bob Dole as Senate
comedian. The longtime lawmaker from Kansas died this month at the
age of 98. Many tributes noted his fondness for quips, jokes and
humor. This week's episode looks back at jokes he made in connection
with his time in the U.S. Senate and includes some of his funniest
Booknotes+ Roosevelt Montás came to the
United States from the Dominican Republic in 1985 at the age of 12.
He couldn't speak a word of English. He went on to get a Ph.D. in
English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, where he
currently teaches. Professor Montás joined Booknotes+
to talk about his latest book, Rescuing Socrates, in which
he chronicles his journey and explains how books by St. Augustine,
Socrates, Freud and Gandhi changed his life.
at calls after President Lyndon Johnson's sweeping victory in the
1964 presidential election over Republican presidential nominee Barry