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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.

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Washington, DC

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C-SPAN

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@cspan

Language:

English

Contact:

400 North Capitol Street NW Suite 650 Washington DC 20001 (202) 737-3220


Episodes
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Eisenhower & 1950s Political Advertising

7/13/2024
Purdue University Professor Kathryn Brownell taught a class about political advertising in the 1950s, highlighting Dwight Eisenhower’s presidential campaigns. She compared radio and early televised ads and examines what components made them successful. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:19:11

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Civil War Weaponry

7/6/2024
Guilford Technical Community College Professor Jeff Kinard taught a class about Civil War weaponry and shared artifacts such as muskets, carbines, and revolvers. He described technological advances, such as breech loading and rifled barrels, that allowed soldiers to fire faster and with more accuracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:16

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Army Explorers of the West

6/29/2024
Texas Woman’s University history professor Cecily Zander discussed the federal government’s efforts to explore and control the American west from the early 1800's through the Civil War. Texas Woman’s University is located in Denton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:21:10

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History of Abortion

6/22/2024
University of California, Davis, law professor Mary Ziegler discussed the history of abortion and contraception laws in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:12

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20th Century Fundamentalism & Pentecostalism

6/15/2024
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Molly Worthen taught a class about the history and the intellectual underpinnings of Protestant fundamentalism in 20th century America. She began with the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, which pitted the teaching of evolution versus creationism in public schools and gained national attention. Later she delved into the origins and growth of Pentecostalism, which strives for a personal connection with the Divine and includes such aspects as faith healing and speaking in tongues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:10:59

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D-Day & Omaha Beach

6/8/2024
Professor Adrian Lewis talked about about Omaha Beach and the 1944 D-Day landings in Normandy, France, during World War II. He described the German and Allied military strategies as well as the command structure on each side. He also enumerated the challenges American troops faced when trying to land on Omaha Beach and argued that the outcome was not inevitable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:54

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C.S. Lewis

6/1/2024
Calvin University Professor Micah Watson discussed C.S. Lewis’s views on law, politics, and government and how they connected to his Christian beliefs. This lecture took place at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:21:49

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WWII Battle of the Atlantic

5/25/2024
University of Notre Dame military history professor Ian Ona Johnson discussed the contest for control of Atlantic sea routes during World War II. The University of Notre Dame is located in Indiana. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:18

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The Road to Brown v. Board of Education

5/18/2024
Prairie View A&M history professor Malachi Crawford discusses the evolution of civil rights law from efforts to dismantle Jim Crow and racial segregation to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:18

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The West Virginia Mine Wars

5/11/2024
Virginia Tech lecturer Taulby Edmondson discussed unionization efforts in the West Virginia mining industry that led to a series of armed conflicts in the 1910s and 1920s. Virginia Tech is located in Blacksburg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:17:00

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Confederate Monuments & Labor Integration in New Orleans

5/4/2024
Tulane University History Professor Rien Fertel discusses the erection of Confederate monuments in New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century at the same time as efforts to integrate and unionize Black and white dock laborers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:25

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Reagan's 1982 Address to Parliament

4/27/2024
President Ronald Reagan's 1982 address to the British Parliament was the topic of a class taught by University of Kansas political communication professor Robert Rowland. The University of Kansas is in Lawrence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:53

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HBCUs & Student Activism in North Carolina

4/20/2024
North Carolina Central University history professor Jasmin Howard discussed student activism and the civil rights movement at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in North Carolina. North Carolina Central University is located in Durham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:26

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Women & Employment Laws in the Early 20th Century

4/13/2024
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, political science professor William Blake discusses early 20th century Supreme Court cases on laws regulating minimum wages and maximum hours for female workers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:19:20

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Mamie Till-Mobley & Remembering Emmett Till

4/6/2024
University of Kentucky writing and rhetoric professor Brandon Erby discussed the legacy of Mamie Till-Mobley and her efforts to bring awareness to the 1955 murder of her son Emmett Till. The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:23

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Richard Nixon & the 1968 Election

3/30/2024
Chapman University history professor Luke Nichter discusses Richard Nixon’s 1968 campaign and the issues in that year’s presidential election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:47

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The Development of the Early Republic

3/23/2024
Prairie View A&M history professor Ronald Goodwin discussed the early Republic and how Americans tried to define equality and interpret the Constitution in the first decades of the United States. Prairie View A&M University is an historically black university located in Prairie View, Texas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:22

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Abortion and Reproductive Rights

3/16/2024
University of California, Davis, law professor Mary Ziegler discussed the history of abortion and contraception laws in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:25

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1970s Labor & Working Class

3/9/2024
Wayne State University Professor Elizabeth Faue discussed the American working class and labor movements during the 1970s. Wayne State University is located in Detroit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:42

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Army Explorers of the West

3/2/2024
Texas Woman's University history professor Cecily Zander discussed the federal government's efforts to explore and control the American west from the early 1800's through the Civil War. Texas Woman's University is located in Denton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:22:31