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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

Language:

English

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


Episodes

Playwright August Wilson and "Fences"

2/27/2021
Tulane University professor John “Ray” Proctor taught a class about playwright August Wilson, his contribution to African American theatre and his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Fences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:13:40

National Intelligence Under President Kennedy

2/20/2021
Catholic University professor and former CIA historian Nicholas Dujmovic teaches a class about national intelligence during President Kennedy’s administration. He talks about the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and other covert operations during the Cold War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:05:49

Lead-Up to the Battle of Gettysburg

2/13/2021
U.S. Army War College professor Douglas Douds gives a lecture about the causes and military objectives of the Civil War prior to a day-long staff ride at Gettysburg for the college’s resident class. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:31

World War II Leadership

2/6/2021
Victor Hanson, a professor emeritus of Classics at California State University, Fresno, lectured to a history class on masters and commanders during World War II. In this fall seminar in classical and military history Professor Hanson examined how leaders, both civilian officials and generals on the battlefield, conducted themselves in wartime. That day’s class focused on Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill and how those very different American and British leaders learned to work...

Duration:01:45:06

Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/30/2021
Professor Clayborne Carson talked about Martin Luther King Jr.'s early life, why he decided to become a minister, and how that contributed to his work in the Civil Rights movement. This class took place at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, where King followed in his father’s footsteps as pastor. The class was from a course that was part of a Stanford University program in which students could take a three-week seminar that included field trips before their sophomore year. Learn...

Duration:00:56:52

History of State of the Union Addresses

1/23/2021
Stonehill College professor Peter Ubertaccio taught a class on the history of State of the Union addresses. He described George Washington’s first address -- delivered in person -- but explained that many presidents who followed simply elected to send Congress a written statement until Woodrow Wilson in 1913. He explored how, since then, State of the Union speeches have evolved along with new technology and, in modern times, have been used to bolster political platforms. Learn more about...

Duration:01:10:02

First Ladies' Memoirs

1/16/2021
Washington University in St. Louis professor Peter Kastor leads a discussion comparing several first ladies' memoirs from Sarah Polk to Michelle Obama. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:32

Colonial Myths and Monuments

1/9/2021
University of Delaware professor Zara Anishanslin teaches a class about how Colonial history is remembered through historic sites and monuments, and sometimes contested. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:44

1783 Treaty of Paris

1/2/2021
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Kathleen DuVal teaches a class about the end of the American Revolution and the 1783 Treaty of Paris. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:23

First and Second Amendment Court Cases

12/26/2020
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee visiting professor John Prevas teaches a class at IMG Academy about the First and Second amendments to the U.S. Constitution, using court cases to demonstrate how these rights have been interpreted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:51

Post-Civil Rights Era Music

12/19/2020
Flagler College professor Michael Butler teaches a class about music in the post-Civil Rights era, highlighting artists such as James Brown, Marvin Gaye and George Clinton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:34

Antebellum Social Reformer Lucretia Mott

12/12/2020
University of Texas at Arlington professor Stephanie Cole teaches a class on the life and work of antebellum social reformer Lucretia Mott. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:07

20th-Century Roadside Attractions

12/5/2020
University of Mary Washington professor Christine Henry talks about the history of roadside attractions and her own experience travelling to a freshwater pond in Ohio called the Blue Hole. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:39

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