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James Oakes is a Distinguished Professor for History in the City University of New York with 12 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2008 Forum. The year with the most videos was 2013 with two videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2017 with an average of 1,453 views per program. Most appearances with James M. McPherson (2), Sean Wilentz (2), David W. Blight (2). Most common tags: Lincoln, Abraham, Civil War, African American History.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2009 - Present Distinguished Professor, History, City University of New York Videos: 11 Author Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • <em>Jim Crow and Its Afterlives</em>

    Jim Crow and Its Afterlives

    University of Pennsylvania political science professor Adolph Reed provided a history of the Jim Crow era through the…

  • <em>The Crooked Path to Abolition</em>

    The Crooked Path to Abolition

    Author James Oakes talked about Abraham Lincoln’s antislavery strategies and how his views and actions evolved while in office.…

  • <em>The Crooked Path to Abolition</em>

    The Crooked Path to Abolition

    Civil War historian James Oakes examined how Abraham Lincoln thoughout his political career used the Constitution to abolish…

  • <em>Abe</em>


    Historian David Reynolds provided a biography of Abraham Lincoln and looked at how societal influences impacted his life.…

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