C-SPAN - American History TV - Lectures in History
Discussion on Sexual Freedom in the 1950s11/23/14
Indiana University professor John Bodnar talks about the idea of "sexual freedom" in the 1950s and the beginning of dissent against Cold War-era moral values.
Discussion on 19th Century Anti-Immigration Movements
Holy Cross Professor Edward O'Donnell talks about the prejudice many immigrants faced in the 19th century with regard to religion, customs, and social status.
Discussion on Anti-Japanese Propaganda During World War II
West Point professor Major Andrew Forney talks about the impact of propaganda on American views of the Japanese during World War II.
Modernizing the Home and Workplace
Vanderbilt University professor Sarah Igo talks about the societal shift that occurred during the early 20th century as modernization impacted businesses and households.
Life and Legacy of Booker T. Washington
Mercer University professor Chester Fontenot talks about Booker T. Washington, his accomplishments, and some of the opposition to his ideas.
Discussion on Colonial America and King George's War
Iowa State University professor Timothy Wolters talks about King George's War, which took place in the 1740s in North America between European colonial powers. This class was from his course titled "American Military History."
Feminism and 1960-1970s Popular Music
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.
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.
Presidents and the Press
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.
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