All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

Lectures in History: Jimmy Carter and the 1970s

Professor Bruce Schulman

Professor Bruce Schulman

Washington, DC
Saturday, May 14, 2011

With gas prices reaching upwards of $4.00 per gallon, Boston University history professor Bruce Schulman teaches a course about another energy crisis nearly forty years ago. Then, during the 1970s, President Jimmy Carter struggled with a substantial petroleum shortage amidst rising demand. Students learn about events leading up to President Carter’s “malaise” speech and the mood of the country at the time.

Updated: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 11:39am (ET)

Related Events

Lectures in History: Jews in the Progressive Era
Saturday     

Georgetown University Professor Jonathan Ray looks at the lives of American Jews in the Progressive Era, including questions about Jewish assimilation into the wider American culture. He discusses Jewish support of socialism and organized labor, as well as issues of discrimination against Jews in the workplace and in society. He also examines ethnic, racial and religious differences within the Jewish community itself. 

The Civil War: Gen. A.J. Smith’s Guerrillas & the Battle of Nashville
Saturday     

Texas Christian University history professor Steven Woodworth talks about Union General A.J. Smith’s guerrillas—a contingent of the Army of the Tennessee—and their involvement and decisive action in the Battle of Nashville in December of 1864. This talk was part of a symposium on 1864 and the Western Theater, held by the Civil War Center at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.

U.S. Capitol Grounds in Spring
Thursday     

Architect of the U.S. Capitol Stephen Ayers talks about the U.S. Capitol grounds in springtime.

The Civil War: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston & the Atlanta Campaign
Saturday, April 12, 2014     

Author and historian Richard McMurry talks about the Civil War career of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, up to and through his command of the Army of Tennessee and the Atlanta Campaign in the spring and summer of 1864. This talk was part of a symposium on 1864 and the Western Theater, held by the Civil War Center at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.
 

The Presidency: Presidential Illness
Sunday, April 6, 2014     

How do presidential illnesses impact U.S. policies and politics? A panel of historians addresses this question by looking at the presidencies of Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Richard Nixon and LBJ. This event is from the symposium “Presidents and Their Crises: When Life Strikes the White House.” It was hosted by Southern Methodist University and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Amelia Earhart Expedition
Sunday, April 6, 2014     

Celebrity pilot Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on their attempted 1937 flight around the world. Did they crash into the sea or become castaways? We hear from the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), which has investigated the disappearance over the last 25 years. They’ll also discuss their upcoming expedition to Nikumaroro Island in the Republic of Kiribati.

The Civil War: 1864 Union Raid on Richmond
Saturday, April 5, 2014     

The Museum of the Confederacy's Kelly Hancock talks about a Union raid on the Confederate capital in late February and early March of 1864. Among several goals of the operation was the rescue of Union prisoners of war. The efforts proved unsuccessful; and over the course of the raid’s unraveling, one of the commanding officers, Colonel Ulric Dahlgren, was killed. A set of papers found on his body contained orders to burn the city of Richmond and kill Confederate president Jefferson Davis and his cabinet. The papers’ discovery set off a brief firestorm in both the South and the North over the source and authenticity of the orders.

Early 20th Century Harlem
Saturday, April 5, 2014     

Architectural historian Barry Lewis discusses the history of Harlem’s buildings and people. Founded as a 17th century Dutch outpost, Harlem—a bastion of African American culture—was built up in the Reconstruction Era as a white middle class neighborhood. African Americans moved into Harlem around the turn of the century, and the city became segregated on north-south lines. 

The Presidency: Death in the White House
Sunday, March 30, 2014     

Four chief executives lost sons during their terms in the White House – Franklin Pierce, Calvin Coolidge, Abraham Lincoln, and John Kennedy. A panel of historians considers the national impact of deaths or chronic illnesses within a presidential family. This discussion was part of a symposium titled “Presidents and Their Crises: When Life Strikes the White House.” It was hosted by Southern Methodist University and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Origins of the Cell Phone
Sunday, March 30, 2014     

In 1973, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher, invented the first cell phone—the DynaTAC. He is also the first person ever to make a call on a cell phone. Art Molella, the director of the Smithsonian Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, talks to Cooper about the evolution and history of his invention. Cooper is currently the chairman of Dyna, LLC.

Share This Event Via Social Media
C-SPAN Gifts (late 2012)
Questions? Comments? Email us at AmericanHistoryTV@c-span.org