C-SPAN - American History TV - Lectures in History
Discussion on Slavery and Religion05/03/15
Mercer University professor Douglas Thompson talks about religion and its impact on the relationship between slaves and their owners during the Antebellum period
Discussion on the Constitutional Convention of 1787
Stanford University professor Jack Rakove talks about some of the issues debated during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, such as the number of representatives for each state and the method of presidential elections.
Discussion on Civil War Veterans' Reunions
Professor Jennifer Murray talks about how Civil War veterans' reunions and commemorations have changed from the Reconstruction era to the present.
Discussion on the Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant
East Carolina University professor emeritus Charles Calhoun talks about the obstacles President Ulysses S. Grant faced and what he accomplished during his presidency.
Discussion on Jacksonian Democracy
Professor Daniel Feller talks about President Andrew Jackson and the politics of the mid-19th century.
Discussion on Fashion Piracy in the 1930s
Iowa State University professor Sara Marcketti talks about the creation of the Fashion Originators Guild of America in the 1930s, and why why fashion is not given copyright protections.
Press and Japanese Internment in World War II
University of Southern California lecturer Richard Reeves talks about the internment experiences of the Japanese on the U.S. West coast and how the press fueled hysteria over sabotage.
Discussion on the Colonial West
Professor Paul Mapp talks about the interactions between the European colonial powers and Native American tribes on the Great Plains during the 1700s.
Discussion on the Post-World War I Era and Modernism
St. Mary's College of Maryland professor Charles Holden talks about the modernist art movement, labor unrest, race riots, the "Red Scare," and other destabilizing events that he argues characterized the post-World War I era.
Discussion on Allied Strategy in World War II
Professor Eric Rauchway talks about the role played by the British Royal Air Force in the Allied strategy during World War II.
Discussion on Mormons in 19th Century America
George Mason University religious studies professor and author John Turner talks about how early Mormons, under the leadership of Joseph Smith, attempted to create a "new Zion" in the American West during the 1830s.
Discussion on Abraham Lincoln, Race, and Emancipation
Anderson University professor Brian Dirck talks about Abraham Lincoln's life as a method of understanding white American's views on race and slavery both before and during the Civil War.
Discussion on Henry Ford's Publications on Jews
Brandeis University professor Jonathan Sarna talks about how industrialist Henry Ford founded and supported a newspaper that published anti-semitic articles.
Discussion on the Cold War Nuclear Arms Race
Virginia Commonwealth University instructor Christopher Saladino talks about the competition between the U.S and the U.S.S.R. to build advanced nuclear weaponry.
Discussion on American Intervention in Humanitarian Crises
Kutztown University professor John Riley talks about American involvement in international situations such as the genocide in Rwanda and conflicts in Somalia.
Female Slaves and the Law
University of Michigan professor Martha Jones talks about the mid-19th century court case of Celia, A female slave who killed her master after repeated sexual assaults.
Discussion on Spanish Colonization and the Pueblo Revolt
Air Force Academy professor Lt. Col. John Roche talks about the relationship between the Spanish and Native Americans in New Mexico.
Discussion on Sexual Freedom in the 1950s
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.
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