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University professor Kathryn Lasdow teaches a class on politics and
culture in the United States from 1800 through the 1830s. She
describes how the country changed during the period between the
presidencies of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.
“(In painter John Gast's American Progress) we
have this image in our minds of a nation in motion, a society in
motion. And from the 1830s to the 1850s, the market revolution and
the resulting urban changes had produced an American landscape that
people described as energetic, materialistic and seemingly
constantly on the move.”
Geoff Shepard, The
Nixon Conspiracy: Watergate and the Plot to Remove the President on The
Shepard was the youngest lawyer on President Nixon's White House
staff and is the author of The Nixon Conspiracy: Watergate and the
Plot to Remove the President. He gives his account of the
scandal that led to the 37th president's 1974 resignation.
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Coming up Sunday on C-SPAN
Journalist Ben Raines, author
of The Last Slave Ship, joins Q&A to
tell the story of Clotilda. The ship carried 110 captives from
Africa to Alabama in 1860, more than 50 years after the transatlantic
slave trade was outlawed. Tune in at 8 pm ET Sunday on C-SPAN.
New from C-SPAN Podcasts
On the dust jacket of Debby Applegate's book, Madam,
it says "Simply put: Everybody came to Polly's." Polly
Adler was the madam of some of the most popular brothels in New York
City during the 1920s. According to Ms. Applegate, her pals included
FDR, Frank Sinatra, Desi Arnaz and Duke Ellington. The author joined Booknotes+
to talk about Adler and the power she wielded in New York City during
the Jazz Age.
Explore our nation's past and discover the people and events that
document the American story — Saturdays on C-SPAN2. Come along with
American History TV to museums and historic sites. Watch archival
speeches from former presidents and other national leaders. Visit
classrooms, lectures and symposiums featuring professors and