C-SPAN - American History TV - Lectures in History
Presidents and the Press08/16/14
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
West Virginia University professor Tyler Boulware talked about Indian slave trade in the South between 1670 and 1720.
Experiences of Soldiers in World War I
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
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
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
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
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]
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.
Alcohol Use in the Early American Republic
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
George Mason University history professor Christopher Hamner talks about the factors that motivated Union and Confederate soldiers during different periods of the Civil War.
Korean War Prisoners of War
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
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 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.
Neoconservatism and Culture Wars of the 1980s and 1990s
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.
American History TV: Industrial Revolution in America
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
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
Georgetown University professor Bonnie Morris talks about discrimination against women in sports and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
American History TV: Satchel Paige
University of Miami history professor Donald Spivey talks about the legacy of pitcher Satchel Paige and Negro Leagues baseball. Satchel Paige was the first Negro Leagues player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
World War II, the Pacific, and the Atomic Bomb
U.S. Air Force Academy history professor Lt. Colonel Grant Weller talks about about America's use of atomic bombs against Japan at the end of World War II, and the American and Japanese military strategies in the months leading up to the attacks.
Muckraking Journalist Jacob Riis
Professor Daniel Czitrom talks about progressive era muckraking journalist and reformer Jacob Riis.
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