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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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Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 - 4:00 AM    "Growth and Empire" Benjamin Franklin and Franklin's Philadelphia take center stage in this program. As the merchant class grows in the North, the economies of southern colonies are built on the shoulders of the slave trade. Professor Miller brings the American story to 1763 with the Peace of Paris and English dominance in America. D
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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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Monday, Dec 4, 2017 - 4:00 AM "Reconstruction" (IDAHO)
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