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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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Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 - 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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Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 - 4:00 AM "English Settlement" (IDAHO)
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Friday, Mar 14, 2014 - 4:00 AM "Growth and Empire" (IDAHO)
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Monday, Mar 17, 2014 - 4:00 AM "Coming of Independence" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 - 4:00 AM "New System of Government" (IDAHO)
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Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 - 4:00 AM "Westward Expansion" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 - 4:00 AM "Rise of Capitalism" (IDAHO)
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Friday, Mar 21, 2014 - 4:00 AM "Reform Impulse" (IDAHO)
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Monday, Mar 24, 2014 - 4:00 AM "Slavery" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 - 4:00 AM "Coming of the Civil War" (IDAHO)
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Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 - 4:00 AM "Civil War" (IDAHO)
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