All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

History of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga, 1907

Chattanooga, 1907

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Sunday, January 19, 2014

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. We featured the history of Chattanooga, Tennessee over the weekend of January 18-20.

Hosted by our Comcast cable partners, we learned about the history of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the railroad industry, the trail of tears, the medal of honor, and Chattanooga's role in the Civil War. We also learne about Chattanooga's first heavy industrial site and the making of moon pies.  

Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 3:24pm (ET)

Related Events

History of Bellingham, Washington
Sunday, January 5, 2014     

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. Throughout the weekend of January 4-6 we featured the history of Bellingham, Washington.

History of Dayton, Ohio
Sunday, December 22, 2013     

 C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. Throughout the weekend of December 21-23 we featured the history of Dayton, Ohio.

History of Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sunday, November 17, 2013     

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. Throughout the weekend of November 16-18 we feature the history of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

History of Helena, Montana
Sunday, November 3, 2013     

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. Throughout the weekend of November 2-4 we feature the history of Helena, Montana.

History of Erie, Pennsylvania
Sunday, October 20, 2013     

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. Throughout the weekend of October 19-21 we feature the history of Erie, Pennsylvania.

History of Billings, Montana
Sunday, October 6, 2013     

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. Throughout the weekend of October 5-7 we feature the history of Billings, Montana.

The Life of Milton Friedman
Today     

Economist Mark Skousen reflects on the life of Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman and his contributions to the study of economics – especially his work to re-establish the American economy following World War II. Skousen also reflects on his personal relationship with Friedman and the economist’s influence on his own career. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event. 

Historical Accuracy of the Movie “Lincoln”
Friday     

Dickinson College professor Matthew Pinsker dissects Stephen Spielberg’s movie “Lincoln,” analyzing what is fact and what is Hollywood fiction. Professor Pinsker goes into detail about the historical significance of the events the movie portrays, but also highlights areas where Mr. Spielberg exercised his artistic freedom. This talk is a portion of the 2014 Civil War Symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. 

British Burning of Washington
Thursday     

Two hundred years ago on August 24th, 1814, British soldiers routed American troops at the Battle of Bladensburg just outside of Washington, DC. The victory left the nation’s capital wide open to British forces, who marched into the city and burned down the White House and U.S. Capitol building. In this program, learn more about the Burning of Washington during the War of 1812 from author and historian Anthony Pitch at an event hosted by the Smithsonian Associates. 

The Civil War: Remembering the Battle of the Crater
Wednesday     

Author Kevin Levin discusses the role of the U.S. Colored Troops in the Battle of the Crater, and the way their contributions were remembered in the years following the Civil War. The Battle of the Crater took place July 30, 1864, as part of the Union Army’s siege of Petersburg.

Share This Event Via Social Media

Related Resources

C-SPAN on Twitter (late 2012)
Questions? Comments? Email us at AmericanHistoryTV@c-span.org