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Lectures in History

C-SPAN

Join students in college classrooms to hear lectures on topics ranging from the American Revolution to 9-11.

Join students in college classrooms to hear lectures on topics ranging from the American Revolution to 9-11.

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Washington, DC

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C-SPAN

Description:

Join students in college classrooms to hear lectures on topics ranging from the American Revolution to 9-11.

Twitter:

@cspan

Language:

English

Contact:

400 North Capitol Street NW Suite 650 Washington DC 20001 202-626-8919


Episodes

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

1950s Civil Rights Movement

7/11/2020
American History Professor Quintard Taylor looks at the Civil Rights Movement from the 1940s through the 1960s. Professor Taylor focuses on the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Brown v. Board of Education and the 1957 integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. This two-hour class took place at the University of Washington in Seattle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:56:13

Vietnam Anti-War Movement

7/4/2020
Professor David Farber teaches twentieth-century American history at Temple University in Philadelphia. In this lecture to a history class he focused on the origin of the 1960s Vietnam anti-war movement, and his view of how it helped to expand the nation’s democratic process. This episode was recorded in 2010. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:10:16

The Slave Trade

6/27/2020
History professor Marcus Rediker lectured during a course on Colonial America at the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. He talked about the origins of the slave trade to the Americas between 1640 and the early 1800s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:13:14

Ronald Reagan and the End of the Cold War

6/20/2020
University of Texas at Austin professor Jeremi Suri teaches an online class about President Ronald Reagan and the end of the Cold War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:30

U.S. Military in the 1890s

6/13/2020
Weber State University professor Branden Little teaches a class about the U.S. military in the 1890s. He covers reforms designed to make the officer corps more professional, a new focus on sea power, and an international incident with Chile. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:44

1980s Fitness Industry and Culture

6/6/2020
Professor Natalia Mehlman Petrzela of the New School teaches a class about the 1980s fitness industry and culture in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:45

The Spanish-American War

5/30/2020
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Joseph Glatthaar teaches a class on the 1898 Spanish-American War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:44

Nixon, Ford & the Constitution

5/24/2020
Duquesne University president Ken Gormley teaches a class looking at constitutional issues stemming from the Watergate scandal that arose during the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:17:48

Free Speech Laws and Court Cases

5/17/2020
University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds teaches a class about free speech and the legal cases that have impacted the courts' interpretation of this part of the First Amendment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:19

Early Cold War U.S. Politics and Economics

5/10/2020
George Mason University professor Sam Lebovic taught a class about U.S. politics and economics of the early Cold War period of the late-1940s and 1950s. He argued that with extreme ideologies such as fascism and communism completely discredited or out of favor, a consensus formed in the U.S. around centrist political views to the point where the political parties were barely distinguishable. On the economic front, a belief in a “mixed economy” ruled, meaning a broad acceptance of some...

Duration:01:07:50

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

5/3/2020
Wellesley College professor Brenna Greer debunked some of the myths about Rosa Parks and the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott. She addressed that Parks was not the first African American woman who refused to give up her seat and that the boycott had planning and precedent. She also explored with the class why a simplified version of this history has become so widespread. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:13:45

1890s Growing American Internationalism

4/26/2020
Baylor University professor David Smith taught a class about the growth of the internationalist worldview in 1890s America. He argued that economic, moral and political impulses caused Americans to consider a larger role in the world for their nation. Smith then detailed the actions they took, such pursuing missionary work, arguing for the expansion of the navy, and searching for new economic markets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:14:01

History of Abortion Legislation

4/17/2020
La Sierra University professor Alicia Gutierrez-Romine taught a class about laws and policies regarding abortion. Starting in the 19th century, she tracked changes in medical practice and public opinion through court cases and newspaper coverage. She also described abortion restrictions, access to illegal abortions, costs, and health risks in different time periods and states. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:27:28

Principles of the U.S. Constitution

4/12/2020
Grove City College president Paul McNulty taught a class about the development of the U.S. Constitution and what he believes are its main principles: republicanism, the separation of powers, and federalism. Mr. McNulty served as deputy attorney general in the George W. Bush administration from 2006 to 2007. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:15

African Americans, Emancipation, and Defining Freedom

4/5/2020
Virginia Commonwealth University Professor Nicole Myers Turner taught a class on the lives of formerly enslaved African Americans following emancipation. She explained how they defined freedom for themselves while the federal government debated political and legal definitions. Professor Turner also discussed the important role of religious and educational institutions in newly freed African American communities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:10

1918 Influenza Pandemic and Public Information

3/29/2020
Stony Brook University Professor Nancy Tomes taught a class about the 1918 influenza pandemic and public information efforts in the United States to stop the spread of the disease. She described methods such as canceling public gatherings, social distancing, and propaganda about good hygiene, which are still implemented. This class was filmed on March 10, 2020, during the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. Professor Toms compared the symptoms, economic impact, and national...

Duration:01:16:45

White House Myths

3/22/2020
White House Historical Association historian and American University lecturer Matthew Costello taught a class on White House myths. He talked about the realities and legends behind often repeated stories such as the tunnel system, a gift alligator, how decorating traditions began, and Dolley Madison rescuing George Washington’s portrait. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:38:05