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Dec 06, 2014: Female Slaves and the Law
Nov 30, 2014: Spanish Colonization and the Pueblo Revolt
Nov 08, 2014: 19th Century Anti-Immigrant Movements
Nov 01, 2014: Anti-Japanese Propaganda During World War II
Oct 25, 2014: Modernizing the Home and Workplace
Sep 16, 2014: Life and Legacy of Booker T. Washington
Sep 12, 2014: Colonial America and King George's War
Aug 31, 2014: Women and Feminism in 1960s-70s Popular Music
Aug 25, 2014: Reconstruction and Civil Rights Eras
Aug 25, 2014: Civil Rights and the War on Poverty
May 31, 2014: Union Soldier Re-Enlistment
Apr 22, 2014: Experiences of Soldiers in World War I
Apr 11, 2014: Women's Liberation Movement
Apr 08, 2014: French in North America and the Seven Years War
Apr 07, 2014: Indian Slave Trade in the Colonial South
Apr 02, 2014: U.S. Government Human Radiation Experiments
Mar 29, 2014: Muckraking Journalist Jacob Riis
Mar 11, 2014: Ernie Pyle and the Evolution of War Reporting
Mar 06, 2014: American Racial Concepts and Plessy v. Ferguson
Mar 05, 2014: Women's Sports and Title IX
Mar 05, 2014: Alcohol Use in the Early American Republic
Feb 27, 2014: Industrial Revolution in America
Feb 26, 2014: Jews in the Progressive Era
Feb 26, 2014: Dropping of the Atomic Bomb
Feb 25, 2014: Neoconservatism and Culture Wars of the 1980s and 1990s
Feb 13, 2014: Satchel Paige, Negro Leagues Baseball, and Civil Rights
Feb 11, 2014: Presidents and the Press
Feb 06, 2014: Birth of Al Qaeda
Feb 05, 2014: Reconstruction and the 14th Amendment
Jan 27, 2014: Gays and Lesbians in Early 20th Century America
Jan 26, 2014: Civil War Memory
Jan 22, 2014: Rise of Automobiles and American City Planning
Jan 18, 2014: Edward Bernays and Corporate Public Relations
Jan 14, 2014: Chicago's Cold War Architecture
Dec 28, 2013: The Reconstruction Era
Dec 07, 2013: Guerilla Warfare in the Civil War
Dec 05, 2013: Bacon's Rebellion, Part 1
Nov 19, 2013: Holocaust Graphic Novel Maus
Nov 14, 2013: Modern Religious Utopias
Nov 13, 2013: Politicking in the Early American Republic
Oct 21, 2013: Literature of the Early American Republic
Oct 11, 2013: John F. Kennedy's Foreign Policy
Oct 10, 2013: 1970s Republican Revival
Oct 08, 2013: African Americans in the 1920s
Sep 30, 2013: Intellectual George Washington
Aug 24, 2013: Dillingham Commission and Immigration Legislation
Aug 10, 2013: Civil Rights Movement
Jun 11, 2013: Ku Klux Klan in 1920s America
Apr 30, 2013: The Private Lyndon Baines Johnson
Apr 24, 2013: FDR and the New Deal
Apr 16, 2013: Women in the Workforce After World War II
Apr 09, 2013: Polio Epidemic in the United States
Apr 05, 2013: Nazi German Prisoners of War in America
Apr 01, 2013: The Year 1968
Mar 27, 2013: History of American Reproductive Law
Mar 26, 2013: U.S. Marines in the Banana Wars
Mar 25, 2013: Religion & Identity
Mar 21, 2013: Murder of Emmett Till
Mar 21, 2013: Evolving Nature of the Civil War
Mar 12, 2013: Post Cold War U.S. Foreign Policy
Mar 08, 2013: History of Political Parties
Mar 07, 2013: Civil Rights Movement, 1955-1968
Mar 05, 2013: Transatlantic Slave Trade
Feb 28, 2013: Aftermath of Slavery to Reconstruction
Feb 27, 2013: 1920s Culture and Society
Feb 26, 2013: Iran-Contra Affair
Feb 26, 2013: Creek Indians and the First Seminole War
Feb 14, 2013: President Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation
Feb 11, 2013: John Dewey & Progressivism
Feb 06, 2013: 1890s American Populist Movement
Feb 02, 2013: Alan Lessoff Lectures on Early 19th Century U.S. Cities
Jan 18, 2013: Historic Preservation of Mary Washington House
Nov 14, 2012: Eugenics in Early 20th Century America
Nov 13, 2012: The Beginning of American Politics
Nov 07, 2012: Black Power Movement in the 1960s
Oct 23, 2012: Sex Science and Its Impact on American Society and Culture
Oct 23, 2012: History of POWs Held by U.S.
Oct 22, 2012: Ronald Reagan
Oct 18, 2012: Progressive Era Conservation Movement
Oct 18, 2012: World War II & Pop Culture
Oct 13, 2012: Battle Over the Equal Rights Amendment - Kirsten Swinth
Oct 05, 2012: Colonial Women
Oct 04, 2012: Civil War History and the Movie 'Gone With the Wind'
Sep 30, 2012: Secession Crisis
Sep 24, 2012: Vietnam Veterans
Sep 18, 2012: 1768 British Occupation of Colonial Boston
Sep 18, 2012: How We Remember 9/11
Sep 16, 2012: Colonial Resistance to England in the Pre-Revolutionary War
Sep 12, 2012: British Debt and Stamp Act of 1765
Aug 12, 2012: : Melissa Harris-Perry
Jul 21, 2012: Relationship Between President Truman & Gen. MacArthur
Jul 21, 2012: Columbia University History Professor Eric Foner
Jul 15, 2012: Economics in the 1970s
Jul 07, 2012: David Keene
Jul 07, 2012: Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 - Richard Blackett
Jun 30, 2012: Redistricting & Gerrymandering in the U.S. - Nathaniel Persily
Jun 02, 2012: 1950s Civil Rights Movement - Quintard Taylor
May 26, 2012: Civil Liberties and Treason During the Civil War
May 19, 2012: Immigration and the Roots of Pluralism in the U.S.
May 12, 2012: Early Atlantic Exploration - William Fowler
May 12, 2012: Abundance in 1950s and 1960s America
May 05, 2012: New York City Architecture
Apr 28, 2012: Generalship of Robert E. Lee
Apr 28, 2012: Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant
Apr 24, 2012: Idea of Southern Identity - Vernon Burton
Apr 23, 2012: World War II - Gary Ostrower
Apr 14, 2012: Donald Rumsfeld
Apr 07, 2012: Burke and Modern Conservatism
Mar 31, 2012: Abolition and Women's Rights
Mar 24, 2012: 20th Century Urban America
Mar 17, 2012: 1850s Party System Collapse
Mar 15, 2012: Idea of Honor in the Antebellum South - William Cooper
Mar 03, 2012: Election of 1860 & Secession
Feb 27, 2012: Emancipation Proclamation & Black Soldiers: Chandra Manning
Feb 23, 2012: History of African-American Images in the Media
Feb 04, 2012: Use of the "N-Word" in American Literature
Jan 28, 2012: French and Indian War
Jan 21, 2012: Origins of the Cold War
Jan 14, 2012: Civil War Prisons
Dec 31, 2011: Civil Rights Movement Music
Dec 24, 2011: 1950's & 1960's America
Dec 17, 2011: Resistance Methods of Women in Slavery
Dec 10, 2011: Japanese American Internment
Dec 03, 2011: MLK in Birmingham, Alabama
Nov 26, 2011: The New Deal
Nov 19, 2011: Emancipation in the Civil War
Nov 12, 2011: U.S. Cold War Policy 1953-63
Nov 05, 2011: Abraham Lincoln & Roger Taney
Oct 22, 2011: Opiates in America
Oct 15, 2011: Modern Presidents and War
Oct 01, 2011: FDR & the Modern Presidency
Sep 24, 2011: New Hampshire Primaries
Sep 17, 2011: President Kennedy and African Nationalism
Sep 10, 2011: Early Women's Movement
Sep 03, 2011: Integration of Baseball
Aug 27, 2011: Eisenhower and Civil Rights
Aug 20, 2011: Native Americans & Missions
Aug 13, 2011: Nuclear Arms Race
Aug 06, 2011: Campaign Advertisements
Jul 30, 2011: The Great Migration
Jul 02, 2011: Vietnam War
Jun 25, 2011: Prostitution & the Civil War
Jun 18, 2011: U.S. and Japan in WWII
Jun 11, 2011: The Promise of Suburbia
Jun 04, 2011: Confederate Soldiers
May 28, 2011: Ronald Reagan and U.S. Foreign Policy
May 14, 2011: Jimmy Carter and the 1970s
May 07, 2011: Birth of the Las Vegas Strip
Apr 30, 2011: Civil War Medical Practices
Apr 23, 2011: Presidential Election of 1800
Apr 09, 2011: Progressivism in America
Apr 02, 2011: American Slavery and Freedom
Mar 26, 2011: Political Activism
Mar 20, 2011: Southern Conservatives After the Civil War
Mar 12, 2011: African-Americans and the War
Mar 05, 2011: Air Force Campaigns of WWII
Oct 12, 2010: Women in the Early Republic
Sep 15, 2010: The Old Republicans in the Early 1800s
Sep 08, 2010: Electioneering in the New Republic

Female Slaves and the Law

A court case from the mid 1800's is discussed. read more

Spanish Colonization and the Pueblo Revolt

Relations between the Spanish and Native Americans in New Mexico are discussed. read more

19th Century Anti-Immigrant Movements

Prejudice towards immigrants in the 19th century is discussed. read more

Anti-Japanese Propaganda During World War II

The impact of anti-Japanese propaganda during WWII is discussed. read more

Modernizing the Home and Workplace

The impact of modernization on business and in the home is discussed. read more

Life and Legacy of Booker T. Washington

Mercer University professor Chester Fontenot discusses Booker T. Washington. read more

Colonial America and King George's War

Iowa State University professor Timothy Wolters delivers a lecture about King George's War, which took place in the 1740s in North America between European colonial powers. read more

Women and Feminism in 1960s-70s Popular Music

Indiana University history professor Michael McGerr talks about women and feminism in 1960s-70s popular music. read more

Reconstruction and Civil Rights Eras

College of William and Mary history professor Melvin Ely compares the participants, tactics and lasting changes of the Reconstruction and Civil Rights eras. read more

Civil Rights and the War on Poverty

Oregon State University history professor Marisa Chappell discusses anti-poverty and entitlement programs that were part of President Johnson's "War on Poverty." read more

Union Soldier Re-Enlistment

George Mason University history professor Christopher Hamner discusses why Union soldiers re-enlisted during the Civil War. read more

Experiences of Soldiers in World War I

Gettysburg College history professor Ian Isherwood examines how World War I soldiers interpreted their war experiences. read more

Women's Liberation Movement

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. read more

French in North America and the Seven Years War

Professor Brett Rushforth discusses France's impact on North America in the early 1700s. read more

Indian Slave Trade in the Colonial South

West Virginia University professor Tyler Boulware delivers a lecture about Indian slave trade in the South between 1670 and 1720. read more

U.S. Government Human Radiation Experiments

University of Michigan history of medicine professor Joel Howell talks about U.S. government human-radiation experiments during the Cold War. read more

Muckraking Journalist Jacob Riis

Professor Daniel Czitrom delivers a lecture about progressive-era muckraking journalist and reformer Jacob Riis. read more

Ernie Pyle and the Evolution of War Reporting

Miami University professor James Tobin talks about the life of World War II reporter Ernie Pyle and his influence on war reporting. read more

American Racial Concepts and Plessy v. Ferguson

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. read more

Women's Sports and Title IX

Georgetown University professor Bonnie Morris delivers a lecture about discrimination against women in sports and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. read more

Alcohol Use in the Early American Republic

Professor Alan Taylor delivers a lecture about alcohol use in the early American republic. read more

Industrial Revolution in America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Merritt Roe Smith delivers a lecture about the technological breakthroughs that influenced the Industrial Revolution in America. read more

Jews in the Progressive Era

Georgetown University professor Jonathan Ray speaks about the lives of American Jews in the Progressive era, including questions about Jewish assimilation into the wider American culture. read more

Dropping of the Atomic Bomb

The dropping of the atomic bomb and the end of World War II are discussed. read more

Neoconservatism and Culture Wars of the 1980s and 1990s

Stanford University history professor Albert Camarillo delivers a lecture about the end of New Deal liberalism and the rise of neoconservatism. read more

Satchel Paige, Negro Leagues Baseball, and Civil Rights

University of Miami history professor Donald Spivey delivers a lecture about the legacy of pitcher Satchel Paige and Negro Leagues baseball. read more

Presidents and the Press

Professor Martha Joynt Kumar discusses presidents and their relationships with the media. read more

Birth of Al Qaeda

University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole delivers a lecture about the origins of Al Qaeda. read more

Reconstruction and the 14th Amendment

University of Maryland history professor Michael Ross delivers a lecture on Reconstruction and the origins of the 14th Amendment. read more

Gays and Lesbians in Early 20th Century America

Santa Clara University history professor Nancy Unger delivers a lecture about gays and lesbians in early 20th century America. read more

Civil War Memory

A look at how the Civil War was remembered in the decades following the conflict. read more

Rise of Automobiles and American City Planning

University of Virginia History professor Peter Norton delivers a lecture about the rise of automobiles and American city planning. read more

Edward Bernays and Corporate Public Relations

University of Michigan professor David Hancock discusses Edward Bernays and the rise of corporate public relations. read more

Chicago's Cold War Architecture

DePaul University professor Paul Jaskot delivers a lecture about the history and architecture of Chicago read more

The Reconstruction Era

City College of New York professor Gregory Downs talks about the Reconstruction Era that followed the American Civil War. read more

Guerilla Warfare in the Civil War

Brown University professor Megan Kate Nelson delivers a lecture about guerrilla warfare during the American Civil War. read more

Bacon's Rebellion, Part 1

The causes of Nathaniel Bacon's violent uprising against the British Colonial Governor in Virginia are discussed. read more

Holocaust Graphic Novel Maus

Art Spiegelman's graphic novel "Maus" is examined. read more

Modern Religious Utopias

Oregon State University professor Amy Koehlinger delivers a lecture about modern religious utopias. read more

Politicking in the Early American Republic

St. Mary's College of Maryland professor Kenneth Cohen talks about politicking in the early American Republic. read more

Literature of the Early American Republic

Miami University professor Andrew Cayton delivers a lecture about the literature of the early American republic. read more

John F. Kennedy's Foreign Policy

Iowa State University history professor Charles Dobbs delivers a lecture about President John F. Kennedy's foreign policy. read more

1970s Republican Revival

Arizona State professor Donald Critchlow delivers a lecture about the Republican Party revival in the 1970s. read more

African Americans in the 1920s

Connecticut College professor David Canton discusses the lives of African-Americans in the 1920s. read more

Intellectual George Washington

George Washington University professor Denver Brunsman delivers a lecture about George Washington as an intellectual. read more

Dillingham Commission and Immigration Legislation

Penn State professor Tobias Brinkmann discusses the history of immigration and the findings of the U.S. Immigration Commission, known as the "Dillingham Commission." read more

Civil Rights Movement

Fairfield University professor Yohuru Williams delivers a lecture on the Civil Rights era. read more

Ku Klux Klan in 1920s America

Indiana University professor James Madison delivers a lecture about the KKK in the 1920s. read more

The Private Lyndon Baines Johnson

Former speechwriters Harry Middleton and Robert Hardesty discuss President Lyndon Johnson. read more

FDR and the New Deal

A lecture on FDR and the New Deal. read more

Women in the Workforce After World War II

University of Maryland professor Robyn Muncy delivers a lecture about the lives of American women from World War II through the late 20th century. read more

Polio Epidemic in the United States

Davidson College professor Sally McMillen delivers a lecture on the polio epidemic in the United States in the early-to-mid-20th century. read more

Nazi German Prisoners of War in America

Texas A&M University history professor Arnold Krammer discusses Nazi prisoners of war in America. read more

The Year 1968

The year 1968 is remembered. read more

History of American Reproductive Law

Virginia Commonwealth University professor Deirdre Condit delivers a lecture on the history of reproductive law in the United States. read more

U.S. Marines in the Banana Wars

U.S. Naval Academy professor Aaron O'Connell delivers a lecture about the history of the Marine Corps' military engagements in the Caribbean. read more

Religion & Identity

The history of religion in America is the topic. read more

Murder of Emmett Till

A lecture on the 1955 murder of Emmett Till in Mississippi. read more

Evolving Nature of the Civil War

Florida Atlantic University professor Stephen Engle delivers a lecture on the evolving nature of the Civil War. read more

Post Cold War U.S. Foreign Policy

Oregon State University professor Christopher McKnight Nichols delivers a lecture on U.S. foreign policy after the Cold War. read more

History of Political Parties

Iowa State University professor Steffen Schmidt delivers a lecture about the history of political parties in the U.S. read more

Civil Rights Movement, 1955-1968

Goucher College professor Jean Baker delivers a lecture on the civil rights movement from 1955 to 1968. read more

Transatlantic Slave Trade

New York University professor Michael Gomez delivers a lecture on the transatlantic slave trade from the 16th century to the 19th century. read more

Aftermath of Slavery to Reconstruction

University of Kansas professor Shawn Leigh Alexander delivers a lecture on the era in between the aftermath of slavery and the beginning of segregation. read more

1920s Culture and Society

Georgetown University professor Michael Kazin delivers a lecture about 1920s culture and society. read more

Iran-Contra Affair

Metropolitan State University professor Douglas Rossinow delivers a lecture about the Iran-Contra affair. read more

Creek Indians and the First Seminole War

Florida State University history professor Andrew Frank delivers a speech on the Creek Indians and the First Seminole War. read more

President Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation

University of Texas at Austin professor George Forgie discusses the evolution of President Abraham Lincoln's thinking on slavery, and the political and legal factors that went into the Emancipation Proclamation. read more

John Dewey & Progressivism

The life, works and philosophies of John Dewey are examined. read more

1890s American Populist Movement

A lecture on the 1890s American Populist Movement. read more

Alan Lessoff Lectures on Early 19th Century U.S. Cities

Alan Lessoff discusses early-19th-century U.S. cities. read more

Historic Preservation of Mary Washington House

Professor Michael Spencer discusses preservation efforts for the Mary Washington House in Fredericksburg, Va. read more

Eugenics in Early 20th Century America

Montana State University professor Robert Rydell discusses the history of eugenics in early-20th-century America. read more

The Beginning of American Politics

Binghamton University professor Douglas Bradburn remarks on 18th-century British and American politics. read more

Black Power Movement in the 1960s

University of Michigan professor Howard Brick discusses the Black Power Movement of the 1960s. read more

Sex Science and Its Impact on American Society and Culture

Law professor Judith Reisman discusses the cultural and legal impact of biologist Alfred Kinsey's work. read more

History of POWs Held by U.S.

Dr. Robert Doyle, a history professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville, discusses the history of POWs held by the U.S. read more

Ronald Reagan

Author Craig Shirley speaks about Ronald Reagan's presidential campaigns and their impact on U.S. politics. read more

Progressive Era Conservation Movement

College of William and Mary professor Andrew Fisher discusses conservation efforts. read more

World War II & Pop Culture

Purdue University history professor Randy Roberts discusses the depiction of World War II in pop culture. read more

Battle Over the Equal Rights Amendment - Kirsten Swinth

Fordham University history professor Kirsten Swinth delivers a lecture about the Equal Rights Amendment. read more

Colonial Women

Historian Ann Little discusses the role of women in colonial America. read more

Civil War History and the Movie 'Gone With the Wind'

History professor Jeffrey McClurken (University of Mary Washington) speaks about Civil War history and the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind." read more

Secession Crisis

Susan Schulten, University of Denver, History Professor. Topic: The Secession Crisis. Location: University of Denver Women's College. read more

Vietnam Veterans

George Mason University history professor Meredith Lair examines antiwar activism following the Vietnam War. read more

1768 British Occupation of Colonial Boston

University of Maryland history professor Richard Bell delivers a lecture on the tension between British troops and American colonists in 1768 Boston. read more

How We Remember 9/11

University of Michigan professor Jonathan Marwil discusses how the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are remembered. read more

Colonial Resistance to England in the Pre-Revolutionary War

Lectures in History: Colonial Resistance to England in the Pre-Revolutionary War. read more

British Debt and Stamp Act of 1765

Historian John Bullion discusses the debt incurred by the British government during the Seven Years' War and the events leading up to the Stamp Act of 1765. read more

: Melissa Harris-Perry

Lectures in History: Melissa Harris-Perry. read more

Relationship Between President Truman & Gen. MacArthur

A discussion of the relationship between President Harry S. Truman and Gen. Douglas MacArthur. read more

Columbia University History Professor Eric Foner

A talk by Columbia University history professor Eric Foner. read more

Economics in the 1970s

Lectures in History: Economics in the 1970s is discussed. read more

David Keene

A talk by David Keene, president of the National Rifle Association. read more

Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 - Richard Blackett

Historian Richard Blackett discusses the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793. read more

1950s Civil Rights Movement - Quintard Taylor

University of Washington history professor Quintard Taylor on the civil-rights movement in the 1950s. read more

Civil Liberties and Treason During the Civil War

Jonathan White, an American-studies professor at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va., lectures on civil liberties and treason during the Civil War. read more

Immigration and the Roots of Pluralism in the U.S.

Ball State University history professor James Connolly lectures on immigration and the roots of pluralism in the U.S. read more

Early Atlantic Exploration - William Fowler

Northeastern University history professor William Fowler lectures on early Atlantic exploration. read more

Abundance in 1950s and 1960s America

University of Colorado history professor Thomas Zeiler uses slides as he lectures on American abundance and prosperity in the 1950s and early years of the '60s. read more

New York City Architecture

Architectural historian Barry Lewis examines New York City architecture of the late-19th and early-20th centuries in a lecture at Cooper Union in New York City. read more

Generalship of Robert E. Lee

U.S. Naval Academy history professor Wayne Hsieh lectures on the generalship of Robert E. Lee in an American military-history course. read more

Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant

U.S. Naval Academy history professor Wayne Hsieh lectures on the generalship of Ulysses S. Grant in an American military-history course. read more

Idea of Southern Identity - Vernon Burton

Clemson University history professor Orville Vernon Burton discusses Southern identity read more

World War II - Gary Ostrower

Alfred University professor Gary Ostrower. read more

Donald Rumsfeld

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld presents a guest lecture at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. The topic: "The Bush Doctrine, Compassionate Conservatism, and the War on Terror." Taped April 11, 2012. read more

Burke and Modern Conservatism

Former Republican National Committee general counsel David Norcross on philosopher Edmund Burke (1729-97) and his role in shaping conservative thought. Norcross is a guest lecturer at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, in Charleston. read more

Abolition and Women's Rights

Ohio State University history professor Joan Cashin lectures on the abolitionist and women's-rights movements in the early-19th century. read more

20th Century Urban America

Brian Purnell, a professor of Africana Studies at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, lectures on urban America in the mid-20th century. read more

1850s Party System Collapse

Grove City (Pa.) College history professor Gillis Harp lectures on the Compromise of 1850 and the collapse of the second-party system. read more

Idea of Honor in the Antebellum South - William Cooper

Author-historian William Cooper discusses the concept of honor in the antebellum South. read more

Election of 1860 & Secession

University of Southern Mississippi history professor Susannah Ural on the presidential election of 1860 and the secession of the Southern states. Taped Nov. 18, 2011. read more

Emancipation Proclamation & Black Soldiers: Chandra Manning

Author-historian Chandra Manning discusses the Emancipation Proclamation and black soldiers. read more

History of African-American Images in the Media

African-American images and portrayals in the media are discussed with Emory University professor Nathan McCall. read more

Use of the "N-Word" in American Literature

Naugatuck Valley (Conn.) Community College English professor William Foster on the history of the N-word in American literature and culture, focusing on Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." read more

French and Indian War

University of Texas at Arlington history professor David Narrett lectures on the French and Indian War. read more

Origins of the Cold War

College of the Ozarks history professor David Dalton lectures on the origins of the Cold War. read more

Civil War Prisons

A lecture on Civil War prisons delivered by Tim Orr, a professor of military history at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. read more

Civil Rights Movement Music

University of Michigan history professor Kevin Gaines lectures on the music of the civil-rights movement. read more

1950's & 1960's America

University of Colorado history professor Thomas Zeiler lectures on U.S. abundance during the 1950s and '60s. read more

Resistance Methods of Women in Slavery

Virginia Tech history professor Beverly Bunch-Lyons lectures on women and slavery in her undergraduate black-history course. Professor Bunch-Lyons and her students also read firsthand accounts from onetime female slaves about their experiences. read more

Japanese American Internment

Prof. Ellen Wu of the University of Indiana's Asian-American Studies department lectures on Japanese-American internment in the U.S. during WWII. read more

MLK in Birmingham, Alabama

University of Hartford history chairman Warren Goldstein explores Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s civil-rights work in Birmingham, Ala. The course is titled Beyond the Dreamer: the Life and Work of Martin Luther King Jr. Taped Nov. 15, 2011. read more

The New Deal

University of Binghamton (N.Y.) history professor Stephen Ortiz lectures on FDR's New Deal, focusing on the 1935-40 period. Taped Oct. 31, 2011, at Binghamton University. read more

Emancipation in the Civil War

SUNY-Albany history professor Amy Murrell Taylor lectures on emancipation during the Civil War, leading up to the Emancipation Proclamation. read more

U.S. Cold War Policy 1953-63

Boston University social-science professor Thomas Whalen lectures on U.S. Cold-War policy from 1953 to 1963. read more

Abraham Lincoln & Roger Taney

Rhodes College (Memphis) history professor Tim Huebner lectures on the relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger Taney. read more

Opiates in America

Bowling Green (Ohio) State University historian Scott Martin on the history of opiates in the U.S. read more

Modern Presidents and War

Modern U.S. presidents and war are discussed by Montana State history professor Joan Hoff. read more

FDR & the Modern Presidency

Franklin Roosevelt and the modern presidency are discussed by American University history professor Allan Lichtman. read more

New Hampshire Primaries

The history of New Hampshire presidential primaries is discussed by political scientist Andrew Smith (University of New Hampshire). read more

President Kennedy and African Nationalism

Pres. John F. Kennedy and African nationalism are addressed in a classroom lecture by GWU history professor Philip Muehlenbeck. read more

Early Women's Movement

A classroom lecture about the early women's movement by historian Kathryn Burns-Howard (Northwestern). read more

Integration of Baseball

The integration of baseball is discussed by historian Terumi Rafferty-Osaki (American University). read more

Eisenhower and Civil Rights

Civil rights during the Eisenhower administration are discussed in a classroom lecture by historian James Spurlock (George Washington University). read more

Native Americans & Missions

Native Americans and the Spanish missions in California are discussed by UNLV history professor Willy Bauer. read more

Nuclear Arms Race

The Cuban Missile Crisis and the nuclear-arms race between the U.S. and USSR are discussed in a classroom lecture by historian James Hershberg (George Washington University). read more

Campaign Advertisements

The history of political advertising in the U.S. is discussed by LSU communication professor Robert Mann. read more

The Great Migration

Stanford University history professor Allyson Hobbs discusses the migration of black people from the American South to other parts of the country during the first half of the 20th century. read more

Vietnam War

The Vietnam War is the subject of a classroom lecture by Maj. Sean Sculley of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. read more

Prostitution & the Civil War

Prostitution during the Civil War is the subject of a classroom lecture by Gettysburg College professor Sharita Thompson. read more

U.S. and Japan in WWII

America's defeat of Japan in 1945 is discussed by Duke professor John David Lewis in a classroom lecture. read more

The Promise of Suburbia

The promise of suburbia is discussed by Johns Hopkins history professor Nathan Connolly in a classroom lecture. read more

Confederate Soldiers

A classroom lecture about the soldiers of the Confederacy by Gettysburg College history professor Peter Carmichael. read more

Ronald Reagan and U.S. Foreign Policy

American foreign policy during the Reagan years is discussed by George Mason professor Colin Dueck. read more

Jimmy Carter and the 1970s

Boston University historian Bruce Schulman discusses the 1970s and Jimmy Carter, America's 39th president. read more

Birth of the Las Vegas Strip

The history of the Las Vegas strip is discussed by David Schwartz (UNLV's Center for Gaming Research). read more

Civil War Medical Practices

University of Scranton history professor Kathryn Meier discusses Civil War-era medicine. read more

Presidential Election of 1800

The presidential election of 1800, in which Thomas Jefferson defeated incumbent John Adams to become the third U.S. president, is discussed by historian Ed Larson (Pepperdine). read more

Progressivism in America

Ohio State history professor Mitch Lerner discusses progressivism in America. read more

American Slavery and Freedom

Historian Richard Newman (Rochester Institute of Technology) the the black founding fathers and abolitionism. read more

Political Activism

The post-World War II history of political activism in America is discussed by University of Maryland (Baltimore County) historian Kriste Lindenmeyer. read more

Southern Conservatives After the Civil War

Southern conservatives following the Civil War are discussed by historian Robert Kenzer (University of Richmond). read more

African-Americans and the War

Blacks during the Civil War are discussed by Howard University historian Edna Greene Medford. read more

Air Force Campaigns of WWII

The European air campaigns of World War II are discussed by U.S. Army Command and General Staff College professor John Curatola. read more

Women in the Early Republic

University of California Riverside professor Catherine Allgor delivers a lecture about the lives of women in the early American Republic. read more

The Old Republicans in the Early 1800s

The history of political parties is the topic. read more

Electioneering in the New Republic

Robert Watson discusses the 1824 and 1828 elections. read more

Lectures in History Episode: "U.S. Marines in the Banana Wars"

Episode Synopsis: U.S. Naval Academy professor Aaron O'Connell delivers a lecture about the history of the Marine Corps' military engagements in the Caribbean.
Original Air Date: Mar 26, 2013

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