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- American History TV - Lectures in History
- American History TV viewers join students in the classroom to hear lectures on campuses across the country, on topics ranging from the American Revolution to 9-11.
- 1920's Culture & Society (1 hr. 16 min. - May 11, 2013)
In this program, Georgetown University professor Michael Kazin teaches a class on 1920's culture and society. He discusses Prohibition and the exploits of the gangster Al Capone, who eventually went to prison on tax evasion charges. Professor Kazin also talks about the motion picture industry and the new production codes that sought to tamp down on sexuality in films. In addition, he addresses the 1925 Scopes Trial, in which a high school teacher faced charges of unlawfully teaching evolution in a state-funded school. Georgetown University is in Washington, DC.
- Creek Indians & the First Seminole War (51 min. 9 sec. - April 27, 2013)
Florida State University Professor Andrew Frank discusses the Creek Indians and the First Seminole War, which took place in the early 19th century in the southeastern part of the U.S. and Spanish-controlled Florida. The war was fought in part to prevent slaves from fleeing into Florida.
- Lincoln, Slavery & Emancipation (1 hr. 8 min. - April 20, 2013)
President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22nd, 1862. Professor George Forgie discusses the evolution of Lincolns thinking on slavery, and the political and legal factors Lincoln considered when issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. This class is from the University of Texas at Austin.
- John Dewey and Progressive Era Education Reform (1 hr. 49 min. - April 6, 2013)
John Dewey (1859-1952) was a leader in the Progressive Era reform movement in education, and his writings on education are still considered influential to this day. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga professor Wilfred McClay examines the life and writings of John Dewey, with a focus on Deweys work in education.
- 1890s American Populist Movement (1 hr. 58 min. - March 30, 2013)
Professor Robert Johnston and his class examine the 1890s American Populist movement. The discussion centers on Charles Postel's book, "The Populist Vision," which follows the Populist movement from the rise of the Farmer's Alliance to its transformation into the People's Party. This class took place at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
- 19th Century U.S. Cities (1 hr. 8 min. - March 23, 2013)
In 19th century America, east coast port cities such as Boston, New York and Baltimore matured and grew in population and industry. With the building of railroads and the creation of canals that linked up waterways, westward expansion took hold, establishing new cities like St. Louis and Chicago. Professor Alan Lessoff of Illinois State University looks at the growth of U.S. cities in the 19th century.
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