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Biography of America, A

A Biography of America presents history not simply as a series of irrefutable facts to be memorized, but as a living narrative. Prominent historians -- Donald L. Miller, Pauline Maier, Louis P. Masur, Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Douglas Brinkley, and Virginia Scharff -- present America's story as something that is best understood from a variety of perspectives. Thought-provoking debates and lectures encourage critical analysis of the forces that have shaped America. First-person narratives, photos, film footage, and documents reveal the human side of American history -- how historical figures affected events, and the impact of these events on citizens' lives.

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Monday, Nov 20, 2017 - 4:00 AM    "English Settlement" As the American character begins to take shape in the early seventeenth century, English settlements develop in New England and Virginia. Their personalities are dramatically different. Professor Miller explores the origins of values, cultures, and economies that have collided in the North and South throughout the American story. D
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Monday, Nov 20, 2017 - 4:00 AM "English Settlement" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 - 4:00 AM "Growth and Empire" (IDAHO)
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Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 - 4:00 AM "Coming of Independence" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 - 4:00 AM "New System of Government" (IDAHO)
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Friday, Nov 24, 2017 - 4:00 AM "Westward Expansion" (IDAHO)
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Monday, Nov 27, 2017 - 4:00 AM "Rise of Capitalism" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 - 4:00 AM "Reform Impulse" (IDAHO)
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Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 - 4:00 AM "Slavery" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 - 4:00 AM "Coming of the Civil War" (IDAHO)
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Friday, Dec 1, 2017 - 4:00 AM "Civil War" (IDAHO)
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