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of Alabama professor Lesley
Gordon taught a class about the Reconstruction Era
South and the "Lost Cause" myth. She hosted a
thought-provoking Q&A with students about how "states'
rights" were commonly cited as a cause for the Civil War and
also took a deeper look into the legacy of Confederate statues.
"There's a heavy religious
element that also comes in this first phase of feeling like they're
being punished." —LESLEY
the "Lost Cause"
Also on the C-SPAN Networks
on Q&A: On Memorial Day weekend, journalist
Elizabeth Becker, author of "You
Don't Belong Here," tells the story of three
courageous women who made their mark in history. Australian
correspondent Kate Webb, French photographer Catherine Leroy and
American intellectual Frances FitzGerald, all reported on the Vietnam
War during a time when covering wars was a male-dominated profession.
Ms. Becker also discusses her own reporting from Cambodia during the
final years of the war. Her book, "You Don’t Belong Here"
was recently awarded the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize by Harvard
University's Shorenstein Center. Tune
in at 8 pm ET Sunday on C-SPAN.
from C-SPAN Podcasts
Born and raised in France, University of Virginia
Zunz has just published his newest book on fellow
Frenchman, Alexis de Tocqueville, titled "The Man Who
Zunz has been a professor of history at the University of Virginia
since 1979 and received his Ph.D. from Pantheon Sorbonne University
in Paris in 1977. His newly published book reflects on the life and
legacy of French aristocrat and political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville,
who at the age of 25, traveled throughout the United States for nine
months and recorded his experiences in the well-known 1835 book "Democracy in
Imagine getting booed by war veterans, when making a
speech at a war memorial, on Memorial Day? In this episode of
C-SPAN's podcast The
Weekly we remember the rough reaction President Bill
Clinton faced when he spoke at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1993.
Clinton was the first president to visit the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial on Memorial Day. However, he was met with boos and catcalls
from war veterans who weren't forgiving his avoidance of the
draft and anti-war positions that he held as a student. Listen now
on The Weekly.
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