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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, Dec 4, 2017 - 4:00 AM    "Reconstruction" Professor Miller begins the program by evoking in word and picture the battlefield after the battle of Gettysburg. With the assassination of President Lincoln, one sad chapter of American history comes to a close. In the fatigue and cynicism of the Civil War's aftermath, Reconstructionism becomes a promise unfulfilled. D
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Monday, Dec 4, 2017 - 4:00 AM "Reconstruction" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 - 4:00 AM "America at Its Centennial" (IDAHO)
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Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 - 4:00 AM "Industrial Supremacy" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 - 4:00 AM "New City" (IDAHO)
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Friday, Dec 8, 2017 - 4:00 AM "West" (IDAHO)
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Monday, Dec 11, 2017 - 4:00 AM "Capital and Labor" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 - 4:00 AM "Tr and Wilson" (IDAHO)
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Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 - 4:00 AM "Vital Progressivism" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 - 4:00 AM "Twenties" (IDAHO)
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Friday, Dec 15, 2017 - 4:00 AM "FDR and the Depression" (IDAHO)
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