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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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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 4:00 AM    "Coming of Independence" Professor Maier tells the story of how the English-loving colonist transforms into the freedom-loving American rebel. The luminaries of the early days of the Republic -- Washington, Jefferson, Adams -- are featured in this program as they craft the Declaration of -- and wage the War for -- Independence.. D
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 4:00 AM "Coming of Independence" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:00 AM "New System of Government" (IDAHO)
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Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:00 AM "Westward Expansion" (IDAHO)
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Monday, May 28, 2018 - 4:00 AM "Rise of Capitalism" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 4:00 AM "Reform Impulse" (IDAHO)
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 4:00 AM "Slavery" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 4:00 AM "Coming of the Civil War" (IDAHO)
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Friday, Jun 1, 2018 - 4:00 AM "Civil War" (IDAHO)
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Monday, Jun 4, 2018 - 4:00 AM "Reconstruction" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 - 4:00 AM "America at Its Centennial" (IDAHO)
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