Courtesy: Massachusetts Historical Society.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, and Judith Sargent Murray all contributed to the intellectual life of the American Revolution. A panel of historians discusses their writings, lives and views on politics, equality and the war against Great Britain.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 2:02pm (ET)
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While the Founding Fathers often get all of the credit for the creation of America – without the encouragement and work of many women things may have ended up differently. George Mason University History Professor Rosemarie Zagarri examines the important role that women played in generating support for the revolutionary war and how their involvement helped pave the way for a greater political identity for women within the new nation.
Revolutionary War history courses generally teach students about the actions of men on the battlefield. But women's lives during that time were largely centered on the home, and any political influence they achieved was through their husbands. In this class, Professor Catherine Allgor of the University of California-Riverside teaches about the lives of women in the early American republic.
Officials from the National Park Service and Washington, DC, commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens. The battle took place July 11-12th, 1864, when Confederate forces under Gen. Jubal Early probed Washington, DC’s defenses before turning back.
Author and intelligence expert Melvin Goodman describes the history of the relationship between the White House and the Central Intelligence Agency from the Truman years through today. He explains how President Truman's "quiet intelligence arm" became a politicized source of covert actions around the world from the Bay of Pigs invasion to the Iran Contra affair. The National Archives at Kansas City hosted this event.
World War I officially began on July 28, 1914 when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Less than a month later, most of Europe had joined the war. As the world marks the centennial of the beginning of the conflict, the National World War I Museum in Kansas City hosts a panel of historians and authors who talk about the causes and effects of the conflict once known as the “war to end all wars.”
In this hour-long 1960 NBC interview, Herbert Hoover discusses his life beyond the presidency. Speaking with reporter Ray Henle, he delves into topics including his childhood, his time in China during the Boxer Rebellion and his involvement supplying food to civilians in German-occupied Belgium during WWI. This program is part of the collections of the Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives.
Our C-SPAN Cities Tour takes American History TV on the road. We feature the history of Casper, Wyoming throughout the weekend of August 16-18.