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Lectures in History

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Go back to school with the country's top professors lecturing on a variety of topics in American history. New episodes posted every Saturday evening. From C-SPAN, the network that brings you "After Words" and "C-SPAN's The Weekly" podcasts.

Go back to school with the country's top professors lecturing on a variety of topics in American history. New episodes posted every Saturday evening. From C-SPAN, the network that brings you "After Words" and "C-SPAN's The Weekly" podcasts.

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Washington, DC

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C-SPAN

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Go back to school with the country's top professors lecturing on a variety of topics in American history. New episodes posted every Saturday evening. From C-SPAN, the network that brings you "After Words" and "C-SPAN's The Weekly" podcasts.

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@cspan

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English

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Episodes

James Buchanan & William Rufus King Relationship

11/28/2020
Eastern Connecticut State Univ. professor Thomas Balcerski teaches a class on the relationship between two prominent 19th century politicians: James Buchanan, elected president in 1856, and William Rufus King, who served briefly as vice president in 1853. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:05:47

New Deal Politics and Public Opinion

11/21/2020
University of Maryland, Baltimore County professor William Blake teaches a class about New Deal-era politics and the role of public opinion on issues such as court packing and executive power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:42

Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and U.S. Foreign Policy

11/14/2020
Emory University professor Patrick Allitt teaches a class about President Richard Nixon, his National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger and some of their key foreign policy initiatives, including overtures toward the Soviet Union and China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:30

Electoral College

11/7/2020
University of Utah Political Science Professor James Curry taught a class about the creation of the Electoral College and explained how it works as a part of the presidential election process. Professor Curry taught the class prior to the 2020 vice presidential debate, which took place October 7 at the University of Utah. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:30

Presidential Campaign Advertising

10/31/2020
Mary Ellen Pethel and Jennifer Duck of Belmont University teach a class on the history of presidential campaign advertising, from the print and cartoon ads of the 19th century to the Internet and social media content of the present day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:14:04

Presidential Debates

10/24/2020
University of Utah political science professor David Buhler teaches a class about presidential debates and their influence on voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:15

Presidents & Campaign Communications Since 1900

10/17/2020
Rider University professor Myra Gutin teaches a class on presidents and communications in both their campaigns and while in office, starting with Teddy Roosevelt in the early 20th century and continuing to the present day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:14

Lewis and Clark Expedition

10/10/2020
Brigham Young University professor Jay Buckley teaches a class about Lewis and Clark’s expedition across the American West after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:24

Johnson and Nixon Supreme Court Nominations

10/3/2020
Brooklyn College Professor KC Johnson taught a class on Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon’s Supreme Court nominations. He described Johnson’s plan to fill the bench with liberal justices and the difficulties he ran into getting them confirmed. He outlined the resistance from conservative senators in the confirmation hearings and concluded with background on some of Nixon’s nominations to the court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:17:29

Women in the Late-19th Century

9/26/2020
Professor Heather Cox Richardson talked about the new roles women assumed in the workforce and in politics during the late-19th century. She described the gains women made in fields such as nursing, teaching, and social work. She also spoke about the growth of political organizations run by women that focused on issues such as Prohibition and women’s suffrage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:52

U.S. Refugee Policy Since World War II

9/19/2020
Professor Maria Cristina Garcia talked about the United States' refugee policy since World War II. She spoke about qualifications to be a refugee and how those have changed as well as legislation governing quotas and procedures. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:13

Culture of the Antebellum Congress

9/12/2020
Professor Thomas Balcerski talked about the culture of Congress in the Antebellum Era. He described how members of Congress in the early 1800s bonded across party lines through tobacco use, social clubs, and living together in boarding houses. However, he said these friendships and alliances disintegrated as the Civil War approached, revealing the sectional divisions in national politics at the time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:17

Asian Immigration and Angel Island

9/5/2020
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. She compared the Angel Island and Ellis Island experiences, describing how Asian immigrants in California had more extensive background checks and longer holding times than European immigrants in New York. This class was from a course called “American Immigration History.” Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:01:29:09

Constitutional Convention of 1787

8/29/2020
Professor Jack Rakove talked 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. He described the arguments put forth by James Madison and how delegates tried to reach compromises despite competing State interests. This class was from a course called “The Constitution: A Brief History.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:15

Female Slaves and the Law

8/22/2020
Professor Martha Jones talked about the mid-19th century court case of Celia, a female slave who killed her master after repeated sexual assaults. Topics included what options Celia may have had, and the involvement of her fellow slaves and her master’s white neighbors in her court case. This episode may contain content that is sensitive to some listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:22:49

Alcohol Use in the Early American Republic

8/15/2020
University of California, Davis Professor Alan Taylor spoke on 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. Professor Taylor talked about why Americans drank so much, the consequences of so much drinking, and how it spawned the temperance movement in the 1830s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:38

Polio Epidemic in the United States

8/8/2020
Davidson College professor Sally McMillen talked about the polio epidemic in the United States in the early to mid-20th century. Fear of contracting polio grew following a series of outbreaks, including one in 1916 that started in Brooklyn, New York, and eventually killed more than 6,000 people. She also spoke about the efforts of President Franklin Roosevelt to help find a cure, in part by starting the March of Dimes organization. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:08:17

Culture and Society in the 1920s

8/1/2020
Professor Michael Kazin taught a class about culture and society in the 1920s. He spoke about Prohibition and the exploits of the gangster Al Capone, who eventually went to prison on tax evasion charges, the motion picture industry and the new production codes that sought to reduce sexuality in films, and the 1925 State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes trial, in which a high school teacher faced charges of unlawfully teaching evolution in a state-funded school. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:01:16:58

Cultural Conservatism and the Religious Right

7/25/2020
Phyllis Schlafly, founder of the Eagle Forum and author or editor of 20 books - talked about the roots and development of the modern conservative movement, as well as the role of women’s issues in conservative politics. Phyllis Schlafly was a guest lecturer at The Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina, in a course called “The Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America,” taught by Professor Mallory Factor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:48:03

Socialism in Early 20th Century America

7/18/2020
Columbia University history professor Eric Foner examines the rise of socialism in America in the early 20th century. He talks about the Socialist Party in New York City and Milwaukee, and looks at the Socialist Party of America presidential campaigns of Eugene Debs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:12:57