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did George Washington's experimentation with farming influence his
views on slavery? Author Bruce Ragsdale offers his thoughts in Washington at
the Plow: The Founding Farmer and the Question of Slavery. The
National Archives hosted this event.
History TV presents coverage of the recent International Conference
on World War II in New Orleans. Programs include:
& World War II Navigating
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Coming up Sunday on C-SPAN
On almost all presidential rankings
lists, you will find Warren Harding's name at or near the bottom. On
C-SPAN's 2021 survey of presidential historians, he was 37 out of 44.
Historian Ryan Walters argues that while Harding had his faults, his
accomplishments — including bringing the country back to normalcy
after WWI and setting out an economic plan that led to the Roaring Twenties
— are often overlooked when assessing his presidency. In his book, The Jazz Age
President, Mr. Walters lays out his case for why
President Harding should rank higher. He joins Q&A at 8 pm ET Sunday
New from C-SPAN Podcasts
At age 81, Dwight Chapin has decided, for the first time, to write
about his years in politics and the Nixon White House. His book is
President's Man: The Memoirs of Nixon's Trusted Aide.
Hear our conversation with him in the latest episode of Booknotes+.
In a new episode of About Books, we talk
with Charles Kesler, editor of the Claremont Review of Books, about
conservative books and publishing.
Thirty years ago, Bill Clinton came in second in the New Hampshire
Democratic presidential primary. But "The Comeback Kid" won
the story line — on his way to winning the 1992 nomination and then
the White House. In a new episode ofThe Weekly, we
remember one of the most surprising and dramatic presidential
primaries in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation history — 30 years
ago this month.
week on the Lectures
in History podcast,
American University professor Joseph Campbell teaches a class about
the 1972 Watergate scandal and what he calls “the myth of heroic
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