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Lectures in History
American History TV viewers join students in the classroom to hear lectures on campuses across the country, on topics ranging from the American Revolution to 9-11.
Feminism and 1960-1970s Popular Music
( - August 28, 2014)
Indiana University history professor Michael McGerr talks about women and feminism in 1960-70s popular music. This program contains language that some viewers may find offensive.
Discussion on President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty
( - August 26, 2014)
Oregon State University history professor Marisa Chappell talks about anti-poverty and entitlement programs that were part of President Johnson's "War on Poverty."
Remembering the Civil War
( - August 25, 2014)
Central Connecticut University history professor Robert Wolff teaches a class on Civil War and Reconstruction scholarship.
Reconstruction and Civil Rights Eras
( - August 25, 2014)
College of William and Mary history professor Melvin Ely compares the participants, tactics, and lasting changes of the Reconstruction and Civil Rights eras.
Presidents and the Press
( - August 16, 2014)
Professor Martha Joynt Kumar talks about presidents and their relationships with the press, focusing on the ways the White House press corps and coverage of presidents have evolved from the mid-19th century into the 20th century.
Indian Slave Trade in the Colonial South
( - August 2, 2014)
West Virginia University history professor Tyler Boulware talks about the Indian slave trade in the U.S. South between 1670 and 1720. Boulware discusses how trading with Europeans spurred the Chickasaw and other tribes to step up raids on neighbors.
Experiences of Soldiers in World War I
( - July 26, 2014)
Gettysburg College history professor Ian Isherwood talks about how World War One soldiers interpreted their war experiences. He uses works by three writers to illustrate the ways soldiers coped with the transition to civilian life.
Women's Liberation Movement
( - July 19, 2014)
Monmouth College history professor Stacy Cordery and her class discuss the ideals and goals that drove feminists and the Women's Liberation Movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The French in Colonial North America
( - July 12, 2014)
Professor Brett Rushforth talks about France's impact on North America in the early 1700s. He also details the territorial tensions between the French and Great Britain that brought the Seven Years War to North America.
U.S. Government Human Radiation Experiments
( - July 5, 2014)
University of Michigan History of Medicine Professor Dr. Joel Howell talks about U.S. Government Human Radiation Experiments during the Cold War.
U.S. and U.N. Response to Rwandan Genocide
( - July 1, 2014)
Flagler College Political Science Professor Arthur Vanden Houten and Flagler College History Professor John Young teach a class on the Rwandan genocide and U.S. Foreign Policy.
American Racial Concepts and [Plessy v. Ferguson]
( - June 28, 2014)
Bowie State University professor Tamara Brown teaches a class on the American concept of race and how that factored into the Supreme Court's 1896 [Plessy v. Ferguson] decision.
Lecture on Early U.S. Alcohol Consumption
( - June 14, 2014)
Professor Alan Taylor talks about alcohol use in the early American republic. By 1830, annual alcohol consumption in America reached four gallons per person, the most in the history of the nation before or since.
Motivations of Civil War Soldiers
( - May 31, 2014)
George Mason University history professor Christopher Hamner talks about the factors that motivated Union and Confederate soldiers during different periods of the Civil War.
Discussion on American POWs During the Korean War
( - May 26, 2014)
U.S. Naval Academy history professor Lori Bogle talks about the American soldiers taken prisoner during the Korean War.
Political Unrest in the Early American Republic
( - May 24, 2014)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro professor Watson Jennison teaches a class on local rebellions against the Federalist-led U.S. government in the 1790s.
Ernie Pyle and War Reporting
( - May 17, 2014)
Miami University Professor James Tobin talks about the life of World War II reporter Ernie Pyle and his influence on war reporting.
Neoconservatism and Culture Wars of the 1980s and 1990s
( - May 10, 2014)
Stanford University history professor Albert Camarillo talks about the end of New Deal liberalism and the rise of neoconservatism as marked by the ascendency of Ronald Reagan.
Industrial Revolution in America
( - May 3, 2014)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Merritt Roe Smith talks about the technological breakthroughs that influenced the Industrial Revolution in America.
Jews in the Progressive Era
( - April 19, 2014)
Georgetown University Professor Jonathan Ray talks about the lives of American Jews in the Progressive Era, including questions about Jewish assimilation into the wider American culture.
Women's Sports and Title IX
( - April 14, 2014)
Georgetown University professor Bonnie Morris talks about discrimination against women in sports and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
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