C-SPAN - American History TV - Lectures in History
Discussion on World War II Allied Air War08/16/15
Lafayette College professor Don Miller talks about what daily life was like for U.S. and British airmen in World War II, the roles of each member of a flight crew, and how an airman's experience differed from that of an infantrymen.
Discussion on America in the 1960s
University of Illinois at Chicago history professor Kevin Schultz talks about the politics of the 1960s and what freedom meant to different groups, including students, women, African Americans, and Latinos.
Discussion on Citizenship During Reconstruction
North Carolina State University professor Susanna Lee talks about the changing perception of who qualified for citizenship in post-Civil War America.
World War II Allied Bombing Campaign
U.S. Air Force Academy history professor Colonel Mark Wells talks about the role of bombers and fighter planes in the Allied strategy during World War II. This class is part of a course called "Airpower History."
Emmett Till and Great Migration Families
West Virginia University professor Krystal Frazier talks about the complexities of family life for African Americans in the North as well as the South during the mid-20th century.
Discussion on President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New...
Flagler College professor Steve Voguit examines FDR and the New Deal. This class is from a course called "U.S. History since 1877."
Discussion on Revolutionary War Military
Brooklyn College professor Benjamin Carp talks about some of the advantages and disadvantages for both the British and American forces during the American Revolution, as well as some of the major battles.
Discussion on Race and Sex in the Mid-20th Century
Georgetown University professor Marcia Chatelain talks about the different types of sex education used across the U.S. in the 1950s and why such courses have become politically divisive.
Discussion on Religious Pacifists and the American...
Grace College professor Jared Burkholder talks about the differences between pacifist groups during the American Revolution.
Discussion on Woodrow Wilson and the Treaty of Versailles
Bard College professor Sean McMeekin discusses the Treaty of Versailles which eventually helped end World War. He also talks about President Woodrow Wilson's role in crafting the treaty.
Discussion on Asian Immigration and Angel Island
University of Minnesota professor Erika Lee talks about Asian immigration to the West coast from 1830 to 1930, including the role of San Francisco Bay's Angel Island in the 20th century.
Discussion on the Advent of the Skyscraper
Iowa State University professor Thomas Leslie talks about the changes in late 19th century architecture design and technology that allowed buildings to be built taller.
Discussion on America in the 1890s
University of Texas at Austin professor Jeremi Suri talks about the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and the expansion of the U.S. Navy as America became an international presence in the late nineteenth century.
Discussion on Slavery and Religion
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.
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