C-SPAN - American History TV - Lectures in History
Discussion on Race and Sex in the Mid-20th Century06/27/15
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 Passenger Rail in the Mid-1900s
On "Lectures in History," DePaul University professor Joseph Schwieterman talks about the evolution of the nation's reliance on railroads and passenger trains. He also describes what it means for small towns to lose railroad business.
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.
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.
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