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Native Americans & the Federal Government
Black Hills State University professor Thomas Weyant teaches a class about Native American treaties and interactions with the federal government during the 19th century. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 7, 2022
Mexican-American War
Aquinas College professor John Pinheiro, teaches a class about the Mexican-American War during the late 1840s. Professor Pinheiro is the author of "Manifest Ambition: James K. Polk and Civil-Military Relations during the Mexican War." Aquinas College is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 30, 2022
Disability in Early America
Notre Dame University professor Laurel Daen teaches a class about how disability was defined after the American Revolution and how federal laws impacted disabled people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 23, 2022
Economics of the Industrial Revolution
George Mason University professor John Nye teaches a class about the economic history of the Industrial Revolution in the United States and Great Britain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 16, 2022
New Deal Community of Norvelt
Saint Vincent College professor Timothy Kelly teaches a class about the New Deal Community of Norvelt in Pennsylvania. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 9, 2022
    Theodore Roosevelt
    Taylor University professor Benjamin Wetzel teaches a class on Theodore Roosevelt's life and political career. He looks at Roosevelt's rise in New York politics, his presidency, and his international explorations post-presidency.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 2, 2022
    End of the Cold War and Youth Culture
    Evergreen State College professor Bradley Proctor teaches a class about how the end of the Cold War impacted American youth culture in the 1990s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 26, 2022
    The Civil War in Virginia
    Texas Christian University professor Steven Woodworth teaches a class about Civil War life on the home front and battles fought in Virginia in the critical year of 1864. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 19, 2022
    Culture During the Great Depression
    Professor Carl Abrams talked about American culture during the Great Depression era. He described changes to family life, the role of religion, and the rise of Hollywood films. He also spoke about the creation and legacy of New Deal programs such as the Civilian Conservation Corps and Social Security.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 12, 2022
    First Ladies in Their Own Words - Lady Bird Johnson
    First Ladies from Lady Bird Johnson to Melania Trump talked about the role of the First Lady, their time in the White House, and the issues important to them. This week, check out C-SPAN's latest podcast, First Ladies: In Their Own Words. To find future episodes, find it wherever you listen to podcasts. And follow so you never miss an episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 5, 2022
    Cold War Educational Film
    Professor Karen Rader talked about mid-20th century educational films used to teach students about nuclear warfare and science. During the Cold War, policymakers feared the U.S. population was falling behind the Soviet Union in science education. The class included a look at animated programs created by noted Hollywood director Frank Capra in the 1950s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 26, 2022
    Neutrality and World War I America
    University of Minnesota Professor Saje Mathieu taught a class about “neutrality” and what that concept meant in World War I America. She explained how neutrality did not mean inactivity, as the U.S. sold materials to both the Allied and Central Powers, helping both sides continue the fight. She also talked about how the U.S. viewed itself as the defender of democracy and sought to police certain nations and ethnic groups, yet faced criticism for how it treated its own dissenters and minorities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 19, 2022
    1960s African American Voter Registration
    Emory University professor Carol Anderson taught a class about efforts in the early 1960s to register African American voters in Mississippi. She described some of the leaders of the movement, their tactics, and the opposition they faced from segregationists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 12, 2022
    Watergate 50 Years Later
    American University professor Joseph Campbell teaches a class about the 1972 Watergate scandal and, what he calls, “the myth of heroic journalism.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 5, 2022
    Bakari Sellers, "My Vanishing Country"
    Former Charleston, South Carolina Mayor Joseph Riley and professor Kerry Taylor co-teach a course at The Citadel military college looking at why a new African American history museum is being built in the city. They're joined by former South Carolina representative Bakari Sellers who talks about African American history in the state and his own political career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 29, 2022
    Politics and Culture in Early America
    Suffolk University professor Kathryn Lasdow taught a class on politics and culture in the United States from 1800 through the 1830s. She described how the country changed during the period between the presidency of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 22, 2022
    Civil War as a Constitutional Crisis
    Penn State professor Rachel Shelden teaches a class on how the Civil War tested the limits of the U.S. Constitution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 15, 2022
    Enlightenment Era in America
    Messiah College professor John Fea teaches a class on the 18th-century enlightenment movement, which included natural rights, reason, and self-improvement principles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 8, 2022
    African American Women in Arts & Literature
    St. Joseph’s University professor Katherine Sibley teaches a class about African American women who were writers and artists during the early Civil Rights era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 1, 2022
    1980s Fitness Industry & Culture
    Professor Natalia Mehlman Petrzela of the New School taught a class about the 1980s fitness industry and culture in the United States. She talked about new business models for group classes like Jazzercise, as well as about career opportunities for people who otherwise might only have had the option of being physical education teachers. This class was taught online due to the coronavirus pandemic and the New School provided the video. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 25, 2021
    Food During the Great Depression
    Iowa State University Professor Pamela Riney-Kehrberg taught a class on food during the Great Depression. She described the ways families tried to stretch their money and food supply, often by gardening, buying cheap ingredients, and eating the same thing over and over.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 18, 2021
    Civil War Naval Warfare
    Southern Utah University professor Laura June Davis teaches a class about Civil War naval warfare. She highlights instances of guerrilla attacks on U.S waterways and describes pro-Confederate sympathizers who sabotaged Union vessels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 11, 2021
    Conversation with Rep. James Clyburn D-SC
    Former Charleston, South Carolina Mayor Joseph Riley and professor Kerry Taylor co-taught a course at The Citadel military college looking at why a new African American history museum is being built in the city. They were joined by Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) who talks about his role as the Steering Committee Chairman for the museum. Rep. Clyburn also described his time as a social studies teacher in the 1960s and the importance of teaching African American history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 4, 2021
    Baseball During the Depression
    Pepperdine University professor Loretta Hunnicutt taught a class about baseball during the Great Depression. She looked at the role of baseball in American culture and the origins of sports journalism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 27, 2021
    Pilgrims and History Textbooks
    Abram Van Engen of Washington University in St. Louis taught a class about how the Pilgrims became part of the United States' founding story in 19th-century history textbooks. He described why early historians and educators emphasized the Pilgrims' Plymouth Colony over earlier settlements, such as Jamestown in Virginia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 20, 2021
    Anti-Semitism Between WWI & WWII
    American University professor Pamela Nadell taught a class about the rise in anti-Semitism in America between World War I and II. She described the 1915 lynching of Jewish man Leo Frank in Georgia, how international anti-Semitic texts made their way to America, and the role Henry Ford played in spreading anti-Jewish sentiments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 15, 2021
    Trailer: Presidential Recordings: Season 1 President Lyndon Johnson
     In the ten episodes of Season 1 hear secretly recorded conversations President Lyndon Johnson made on topics including the Warren Commission, the Vietnam War, the March on Selma, and more. Find it wherever you listen to podcasts starting 11/22 and follow it today so you never miss an episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 13, 2021
    Designing African American Monuments
    Former Charleston, South Carolina Mayor Joseph Riley, and professor Kerry Taylor co-teach a course at The Citadel military college looking at why a new African American history museum is being built in the city. They’re joined by Walter Hood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 6, 2021
    Irish Catholics and Tammany Hall
    Christendom College professor Christopher Shannon teaches a class about Irish Catholics and 19th century New York City politics, including the Tammany Hall organization. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 30, 2021
    Presidential Speeches
    Claremont McKenna professor John Pitney teaches a class about presidential speeches and public opinion, focusing on the 1970s through the 1990s. He examines how presidential communication shifted from network television to cable and the internet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 23, 2021
    American Military in the Revolutionary War
    Baylor University Professor Julie Anne Sweet taught a class on the American military during the Revolutionary War, including a look at the equipment and capabilities of both the Continental Army and militia troops. She also compared the advantages and disadvantages of the American and British forces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 16, 2021
    The Reconstruction Era
    Former Charleston, South Carolina Mayor Joseph Riley and professor Kerry Taylor co-teach a course at The Citadel military college looking at why a new African American history museum is being built in the city. They're joined by Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. who talks about his work with PBS on the documentary "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War."  This is part of a series of collegiate lectures from The Citadel which are airing on American History TV.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 9, 2021
    Women's Suffrage Movement
    Wentworth Institute of Technology professor Allison Lange teaches a class about the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 2, 2021
    Edward Ball, Slaves in the Family and Life of a Klansman
    Former Charleston, South Carolina Mayor Joseph Riley and professor Kerry Taylor co-teach a course at The Citadel military college looking at why a new African American history museum is being built in the city. They're joined by author Edward Ball who discusses his books, "Slaves in the Family" and " Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 25, 2021
    1863 New York City Draft Riots
    City University of New York professor emeritus Joshua Brown teaches a class on the 1863 New York City Draft Riots and Civil War newspapers. He describes how citizens across the country saw drawings and read articles chronicling the events. This class is part of a National Endowment for the Humanities Institute for college and university teachers hosted by the City University of New York Graduate Center. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 18, 2021
    African American History and Museums
    The International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina is slated to open its doors in the summer of 2022. We sat in on a course at the Citadel looking at how and why the museum came into existence. Former Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley -- who first proposed the idea for the museum more than 20 years ago -- co-taught the course with history professor Kerry Taylor. Their guest speaker for this class session was Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch, who shared his experiences as the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Citadel provided this video. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 11, 2021
    Remembering Victims of September 11, 2001
    Jonathan Marwil talked to students about perceptions and remembrances of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The class discussion revolved around a photograph by Associated Press photographer Richard Drew of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. During his remarks, he responded to questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 4, 2021
    Conspiracy Culture in American History
    Indiana University Bloomington professor Stephen Andrews taught a class about conspiracy culture in American history. He described how conspiracy theories have changed over time, but often include the involvement of groups such as the Illuminati, Freemasons, and Skull and Bones. He talked about how in the 1950s a prominent aspect of conspiracy theories was the threat of communism, but in later decades a global “New World Order” was a more common feature. This is the first of a two-part seminar hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 28, 2021
    U.S. Refugee Policy Since World War II
    Professor Maria Cristina Garcia talked about the United States' refugee policy since World War II. She spoke about qualifications to be a refugee and how those have changed as well as legislation governing quotas and procedures. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 21, 2021
    Post-World War II U.S. Auto Industry
    University of Central Florida professor Yanek Mieczkowski teaches a class about some of the people who challenged the status quo of the U.S. auto industry from the post-World War II era to the present day. He discusses the successes and failures of people such as Harley Earl, Preston Tucker, John DeLorean, and Elon Musk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 14, 2021
    Women Journalists at the Turn of the 20th Century
    Iowa State University professor Tracy Lucht talked about women journalists in the late-19th and early 20th centuries. She described the careers of some pioneers, such as Nellie Bly and Dorothy Dix, and the societal pressures for women writers to balance traditional femininity and a career in journalism.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 7, 2021
    Colonial Myths and Monuments
    University of Delaware Professor Zara Anishanslin taught a class about how colonial history is remembered through historic sites and monuments, and sometimes contested. She argued that people’s assumptions about Colonial America are influenced by material and popular culture, including paintings depicting early American history in the U.S. Capitol and statues of Columbus and Pocahontas. This video was provided by the University of Delaware.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 31, 2021
    Salem Witch Trials and the Great Awakening
    Baylor University Professor Thomas Kidd taught a class on the First Great Awakening in the Americas, a period in the mid-18th century of Christian revitalization that swept through the colonies. He explained how the Salem witch trials and the decline of Puritanism led to an era of traveling preachers, such as George Whitefield, and an emphasis on evangelism.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 24, 2021
    Korean War and Civil-Military Relations
    Professor Joseph Glatthaar talked about the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur’s removal from command by President Harry Truman, and civil-military relations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 17, 2021
    Philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois
    Professor Maurice Jackson talked about the philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois, an influential African-American sociologist, author, and civil rights activist in late-19th and early 20th centuries. He described Du Bois' early life, his role as an educator, and his relationship with other activists of the time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 10, 2021
    20th Century UFO Conspiracies
    Emory University professor Felix Harcourt teaches a class on how conspiracy theories about UFOs have shaped America culture. He begins in the late 1940s and describes how public opinion about extraterrestrials changed over the course of the 20th century, often paralleling societal anxieties. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 3, 2021
    Women in the Early Republic
    University of California, Riverside professor Catherine Allgor teaches a class on the lives of women during the American Revolution and the Early Republic. The history of the period has often focused on the actions of men and battlefields, with women portrayed as strictly home-centered and only achieving political influence through their husbands. Professor Allgor argues for a broader view of Revolutionary-era women, looking at how they exercised a small but increasing amount of political and economic freedom during and after the war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 26, 2021
    Guerilla Warfare in the Civil War
    Brown University professor Megan Kate Nelson teaches a class about guerilla warfare, which is largely characterized by its tactics, including ambushes and surprise raids on unsuspecting troops and towns. She talks about the guerrilla soldiers fighting on both the Union and Confederate sides during the Civil War. These small bands of men on horseback were nimble and difficult to capture, especially Confederate guerrillas who often did not wear uniforms and blended back into the population after an attack Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 19, 2021
    Early Atlantic Exploration
    Northeastern University professor William Fowler taught a class about early Atlantic exploration, Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the Caribbean and the Americas by Europeans. He described the oceanic ventures of the Vikings, Portuguese and Spanish as well as the navigation assumptions of the time period. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 12, 2021
    The Promise of Suburbia
    Johns Hopkins University professor Nathan Connolly teaches a class about the “promise of suburbia” after the civil rights movement. He explores the role of zoning, eminent domain, and property rights in the making of racial housing categories. He also explains how these tools were often used by local governments to impede desegregation of neighborhoods. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 5, 2021
    Donald Rumsfeld on the War on Terror
    As a guest lecturer at the Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina in 2012, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld gives a talk he calls “The Bush Doctrine, Compassionate Conservatism, and the War on Terror." This class is from a course called “The Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America” taught by Citadel International Politics and American Government professor Mallory Factor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 29, 2021
    Age & the American Revolution
    We visit the James Madison University classroom of professor Rebecca Brannon as she teaches about the concept of age around the time of the Revolutionary War. She debunks the myth that the Founding Fathers were all old men, and describes how fertility rates and perceptions of childhood changed during this founding period, leading to a more child-centric family culture by the early 1800s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 22, 2021
    Mary Church Terrell & the Black "Mammy" Statue
    University of Delaware professor Alison Parker teaches a class about activist Mary Church Terrell's 1923 fight against the United Daughters of the Confederacy's attempt to erect a black "Mammy" statue in Washington, D.C. She describes how Terrell, a civil rights activist and suffragist, organized opposition and successfully prevented this "Lost Cause" statue from being built.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 15, 2021
    Native American & English Trade in Colonial Virginia
    Virginia Tech professor Jessica Taylor teaches a class about trade relationships between English colonists and Native peoples in Virginia. She talks about the trade networks between tribes prior to European contact, periods of conflict between colonists and Native Americans, and how slavery impacted the economy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 8, 2021
    1970s American Car Culture & Film
    University of Dayton professors John Heitmann and Todd Uhlman teach a class about 1970s American car culture and films of the era. Using examples like "Easy Rider," "American Graffiti" and "Badlands," they argue these films reflected many Americans' disillusionment and glorified the open road as a way to take back control in the face of societal changes. They also talk about the impact of oil shortages, the rise of coast-to-coast races called "Cannonball Runs," and the popularity of trucker movies and music. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 1, 2021
    1920s American South
    Professor Alan Kraut lectured at American University on the economic progress made by the South during the 1920s as part of his history course on the South since Reconstruction. He said that at half a century after the Civil War it was necessary for the South to turn from its past in order to chart a new future.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 24, 2021
    1864 Presidential Election
    Christopher Newport University professor Jonathan White teaches a class about the 1864 presidential election pitting incumbent Abraham Lincoln against his former top general, Democrat George McClellan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 17, 2021
    John F. Kennedy's Foreign Policy
    Iowa State University History Professor Charles Dobbs talked about President John F. Kennedy’s foreign policy. Topics included the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba, the raising of the Berlin Wall, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. He also talked about President Kennedy’s policy toward Vietnam. This episode is from 2013. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 10, 2021
    Vietnam, Walter Cronkite, and Public Opinion
    American University’s W. Joseph Campbell teaches a class on CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite’s pessimistic assessment of the Vietnam War in February 1968 and looks at whether the impact of those comments has been overstated and is merely a media myth. www.oracle.come/goto/cspan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 3, 2021
    Notable Speakers of the House
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville professor Kenneth Moffett teaches a class about notable Speakers of the House, from Henry Clay and Joseph Cannon to Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 27, 2021
    Coroners in the 19th Century South
    Professor Stephen Berry talked about coroners in the 19th century South. He discussed the role of a coroner as an agent of the state and talked about the records created from coroner inquests. He argued that coroners can shed light on the emerging patterns of death within a society and spot potential threats to public health such as diseases or a lack of industrial safety.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 20, 2021
    Women Journalists at the Turn of the 20th Century
    Iowa State University professor Tracy Lucht talked about women journalists in the late-19th and early 20th centuries. She described the careers of some pioneers, such as Nellie Bly and Dorothy Dix, and the societal pressures for women writers to balance traditional femininity and a career in journalism.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 13, 2021
    U.S. Containment Strategy After World War II
    Professor Hitchcock lectured about the U.S. foreign policy strategy of containment between 1946-1950. After World War II, President Harry Truman initiated policies to prevent the spread of communism in Europe and Asia. This strategy of “containment” would result in decades of Cold War tension between the United States and the Soviet Union. Professor William Hitchcock presented the topic in a class lecture at the University of Virginia.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 6, 2021
    Women and the Civil War
    Professor Caroline Janney lectured to her class on women in America from 1600-1870 on the role of women in the Civil War. During her illustrated lecture Professor Janney argued that women provided invaluable services to the soldiers while maintaining the home front. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 27, 2021
    Playwright August Wilson and "Fences"
    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
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    February 20, 2021
    National Intelligence Under President Kennedy
    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
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    February 13, 2021
    Lead-Up to the Battle of Gettysburg
    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
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    February 6, 2021
    World War II Leadership
    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 together to defeat Nazi Germany. This episode was recorded in 2010. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 30, 2021
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    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 more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 23, 2021
    History of State of the Union Addresses
    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 your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 16, 2021
    First Ladies' Memoirs
    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
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    January 9, 2021
    Colonial Myths and Monuments
    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
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    January 2, 2021
    1783 Treaty of Paris
    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
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    December 26, 2020
    First and Second Amendment Court Cases
    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
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    December 19, 2020
    Post-Civil Rights Era Music
    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
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    December 12, 2020
    Antebellum Social Reformer Lucretia Mott
    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
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    December 5, 2020
    20th-Century Roadside Attractions
    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
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    November 28, 2020
    James Buchanan & William Rufus King Relationship
    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
    Download (Duration: 1h 6m) | Share This Episode
    November 21, 2020
    New Deal Politics and Public Opinion
    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
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    November 14, 2020
    Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and U.S. Foreign Policy
    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
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    November 7, 2020
    Electoral College
    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
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    October 31, 2020
    Presidential Campaign Advertising
    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
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    October 24, 2020
    Presidential Debates
    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
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    October 17, 2020
    Presidents & Campaign Communications Since 1900
    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
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    October 10, 2020
    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Brigham Young University professor Jay Buckley teaches a class about Lewis and Clark’s expedition across the American West after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 3, 2020
    Johnson and Nixon Supreme Court Nominations
    Brooklyn College Professor KC Johnson taught a class on Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon’s Supreme Court nominations. He described Johnson’s plan to fill the bench with liberal justices and the difficulties he ran into getting them confirmed. He outlined the resistance from conservative senators in the confirmation hearings and concluded with background on some of Nixon’s nominations to the court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 26, 2020
    Women in the Late-19th Century
    Professor Heather Cox Richardson talked about the new roles women assumed in the workforce and in politics during the late-19th century. She described the gains women made in fields such as nursing, teaching, and social work. She also spoke about the growth of political organizations run by women that focused on issues such as Prohibition and women’s suffrage.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 19, 2020
    U.S. Refugee Policy Since World War II
    Professor Maria Cristina Garcia talked about the United States' refugee policy since World War II. She spoke about qualifications to be a refugee and how those have changed as well as legislation governing quotas and procedures. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 12, 2020
    Culture of the Antebellum Congress
    Professor Thomas Balcerski talked about the culture of Congress in the Antebellum Era. He described how members of Congress in the early 1800s bonded across party lines through tobacco use, social clubs, and living together in boarding houses. However, he said these friendships and alliances disintegrated as the Civil War approached, revealing the sectional divisions in national politics at the time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 5, 2020
    Asian Immigration and Angel Island
    University of Minnesota professor Erika Lee talks about Asian immigration to the West coast from 1830 to 1930, including the role of San Francisco Bay’s Angel Island in the 20th century. She compared the Angel Island and Ellis Island experiences, describing how Asian immigrants in California had more extensive background checks and longer holding times than European immigrants in New York. This class was from a course called “American Immigration History.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 29, 2020
    Constitutional Convention of 1787
    Professor Jack Rakove talked about some of the issues debated during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, such as the number of representatives for each state and the method of presidential elections. He described the arguments put forth by James Madison and how delegates tried to reach compromises despite competing State interests. This class was from a course called “The Constitution: A Brief History.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 22, 2020
    Female Slaves and the Law
    Professor Martha Jones talked about the mid-19th century court case of Celia, a female slave who killed her master after repeated sexual assaults. Topics included what options Celia may have had, and the involvement of her fellow slaves and her master’s white neighbors in her court case. This episode may contain content that is sensitive to some listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 15, 2020
    Alcohol Use in the Early American Republic
    University of California, Davis Professor Alan Taylor spoke on alcohol use in the early American republic. By 1830, annual alcohol consumption in America reached four gallons per person, the most in the history of the nation before or since. Professor Taylor talked about why Americans drank so much, the consequences of so much drinking, and how it spawned the temperance movement in the 1830s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 8, 2020
    Polio Epidemic in the United States
    Davidson College professor Sally McMillen talked about the polio epidemic in the United States in the early to mid-20th century. Fear of contracting polio grew following a series of outbreaks, including one in 1916 that started in Brooklyn, New York, and eventually killed more than 6,000 people. She also spoke about the efforts of President Franklin Roosevelt to help find a cure, in part by starting the March of Dimes organization. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 1, 2020
    Culture and Society in the 1920s
    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 choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 25, 2020
    Cultural Conservatism and the Religious Right
    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
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    July 18, 2020
    Socialism in Early 20th Century America
    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
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    July 11, 2020
    1950s Civil Rights Movement
    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
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    July 4, 2020
    Vietnam Anti-War Movement
    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
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    June 27, 2020
    The Slave Trade
    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
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    June 20, 2020
    Ronald Reagan and the End of the Cold War
    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
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    June 13, 2020
    U.S. Military in the 1890s
    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
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    June 6, 2020
    1980s Fitness Industry and Culture
    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
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    May 30, 2020
    The Spanish-American War
    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
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    May 24, 2020
    Nixon, Ford & the Constitution
    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
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    May 17, 2020
    Free Speech Laws and Court Cases
    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
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    May 10, 2020
    Early Cold War U.S. Politics and Economics
    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 government involvement in the market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 3, 2020
    Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
    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
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    April 26, 2020
    1890s Growing American Internationalism
    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
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    April 17, 2020
    History of Abortion Legislation
    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
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    April 12, 2020
    Principles of the U.S. Constitution
    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
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    April 5, 2020
    African Americans, Emancipation, and Defining Freedom
    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
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    March 29, 2020
    1918 Influenza Pandemic and Public Information
    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 response between 1918 and today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 22, 2020
    White House Myths
    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
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    March 15, 2020
    Economic Policies of the Confederacy
    University of North Carolina at Pembroke professor Jamie Martinez taught a class about the Confederacy’s economic policies during the Civil War. She explained how a pre-war focus on cotton exports over food production combined with wartime farm labor disruptions led to food shortages and riots in the South in 1863. This, she said, forced the Confederate government into developing more nationalized policies for food production and resource allocation that ran counter to their constitution’s emphasis on a decentralized government. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 8, 2020
    Presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush
    Longwood University President W. Taylor Reveley IV and Political Science Professor Emeritus William Harbour taught a class about the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, exploring the major events and policies during their tenures in the Oval Office. They also compared the two men’s backgrounds and leadership approaches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 1, 2020
    The Civil War in the West
    Utah State University Professor Maria Angela Diaz taught a class on the Civil War in the West and looked at the conflict in states and territories such as Missouri, Kansas, Texas, and Arizona. She explored how the diverse populations of the region reacted to the war and chose between siding with the Union or the Confederacy. Professor Diaz also focuses on the larger role guerrilla warfare played in the West. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 23, 2020
    Expanding Rights in the 1960s and 1970s
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor William Sturkey taught a class about expanding rights in the 1960s and '70s, looking at women’s liberation and the gay rights movement. He covered topics such as birth control, the Equal Rights Amendment and the Stonewall riots. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 16, 2020
    Rural America after the Civil War
    James Madison University professor Andrew Witmer taught a class about the evolution of rural areas after the Civil War. Using his own hometown of Monson, Maine as a case study, he examined rural industry such as slate mining and the rise of country tourism aided by the expansion of railroad networks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 9, 2020
    Power in Antebellum Slave Societies
    University of Maryland professor Christopher Bonner taught a class about the concept of “power” in antebellum slave societies. He explored the different ways owners and enslaved people exerted or expressed their will and looks at how these dynamics played out in the context of individual plantations. He also discussed how the invention of the cotton gin and resulting expansion of both slavery and the cotton industry impacted the relationship between owners and the enslaved. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 2, 2020
    Civil War Weaponry
    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
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    January 26, 2020
    Neutrality and World War I America
    University of Minnesota Professor Saje Mathieu taught a class about “neutrality” and what that concept meant in World War I America. She explained how neutrality did not mean inactivity, as the U.S. sold materials to both the Allied and Central Powers, helping both sides continue the fight. She also talked about how the U.S. viewed itself as the defender of democracy and sought to police certain nations and ethnic groups, yet faced criticism for how it treated its own dissenters and minorities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 19, 2020
    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Grove City College Professor Paul Kengor explored the tense days of October 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union faced off over missiles in Cuba in one of the “hottest” episodes of the Cold War. He explained how the ideological militancy of Cuban leader Fidel Castro worried leaders in both Moscow and Washington who did not truly desire nuclear conflict despite their tough talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 12, 2020
    1960s African American Voter Registration
    Emory University professor Carol Anderson taught a class about efforts in the early 1960s to register African American voters in Mississippi. She described some of the leaders of the movement, their tactics and the opposition they faced from segregationists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 4, 2020
    Lyndon Johnson & Escalation in Vietnam
    Boston College professor Seth Jacobs discussed President Lyndon Johnson and the factors that led him to escalate the war in Vietnam following the assassination of his predecessor, John F. Kennedy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 28, 2019
    Preamble of the Declaration of Independence
    Clemson University professor C. Bradley Thompson teaches a class about the preamble of the Declaration of Independence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 21, 2019
    Women & Farm Work in the 20th Century
    Iowa State University professor Carmen Bain teaches a class on women's work on family farms during the 20th century. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 14, 2019
    Slaves Suing for Their Freedom
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor William G. Thomas III teaches a class on some of the lawsuits brought by enslaved people who sued for their freedom in the antebellum period. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 7, 2019
    Public Opinion, Radio & Entry into World War II
    Wofford College professor Mark Byrnes teaches a class about U.S. public opinion, the rise of radio, and the debate about whether to enter World War II. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 30, 2019
    U.S. Expansion & Hawaii
    Johnson County Community College professor Tai Edwards teaches a class about the expansion of the United States during the Spanish-American War and the acquisition of Hawaii. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 24, 2019
    Colonial Diplomacy & the Iroquois Confederacy
    Gettysburg College professor Timothy Shannon teaches a class on Colonial-era diplomatic ties between the Iroquois Confederacy of the eastern Great Lakes region and European settlers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 9, 2019
    Native Americans & Colonial-Era Power Struggles
    Daniel Richter of the University of Pennsylvania teaches a class on 18th century power struggles between Native Americans, colonial settlers and European empires. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 5, 2019
    Nixon, Kissinger and U.S. Withdrawal From Vietnam
    U.S. Air Force Academy professor Stephen Randolph teaches a class about President Richard Nixon, his National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, and their strategy for the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 28, 2019
    1970s & '80s Deindustrialization of the U.S.
    Loyola University Chicago professor Michelle Nickerson teaches a class on the deindustrialization of the U.S. in the 1970s and '80s and how music and popular culture of the period reflected these economic changes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 21, 2019
    Playwright August Wilson & "Fences"
    Tulane University professor John "Ray" Proctor teaches 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
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    September 14, 2019
    Anti-Semitism & Holocaust Denial
    Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt teaches a class about anti-Semitism in America and Holocaust denial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 7, 2019
    Environmental Impact of California Gold Rush
    University of Arkansas professor Elliott West lectures on the environmental impact of the California Gold Rush, part of a seminar for high school teachers hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 30, 2019
    Jean Harris & Scarsdale Diet Doctor Murder Trial
    University of Colorado Denver professor Sarah Fields teaches a class about the 1981 Jean Harris trial, also known as the "Scarsdale Diet" doctor murder case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 29, 2019
    Marijuana Regulation in U.S. History
    Colorado College professor Santiago Guerra teaches a class on marijuana regulation in U.S. History. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 27, 2019
    George Washington's Character
    Texas Christian University professor Gene Allen Smith teaches a class about George Washington's character. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 26, 2019
    Abraham Lincoln and Native Americans
    Stony Brook University professor Paul Kelton teaches a class about Abraham Lincoln and Native Americans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 10, 2019
    Gender & 1960s Activism
    Stevenson University professor Jamie Goodall teaches a class about female activists and the 1960s civil rights movement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 3, 2019
    Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson and the Constitution
    Andrew Slap of East Tennessee State University teaches a class on Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson and the Constitution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 27, 2019
    The 1920s
    Karen Markoe of State University of New York Maritime College teaches a class on the 1920s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 13, 2019
    Ronald Walters' Civil Rights Career
    University of Texas at Austin professor Peniel Joseph teaches a class on the life & career of Civil Rights pioneer Ronald Walters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 6, 2019
    Western Lands Before & After American Revolution
    University of Utah professor Eric Hinderaker teaches a class about western settlement before, during and after the American Revolution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 29, 2019
    The Continental Army
    William Woods University professor Craig Bruce Smith teaches a class about the American Revolution and the Continental Army. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 22, 2019
    Origins of World War II in Europe
    Lafayette College professor Robert Weiner teaches a class on the origins of World War II in Europe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 15, 2019
    Malcolm X's Views on Africa
    American University professor Ibram Kendi teaches a class about Malcolm X's views on Africa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 8, 2019
    Early English Missions in Colonial America
    Providence College professor Edward Andrews teaches a class on early English missions in Colonial America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 1, 2019
    End of Life Care and Death Since the 1800s
    Dickinson College professor Jim Hoefler taught a class about end of life care and perceptions of death in the United States since the 1800s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 25, 2019
    The Progressive Era
    Georgetown University professor Katherine Benton-Cohen teaches a class on the Progressive Era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 18, 2019
    California Before the Mexican-American War
    Rick Kennedy of Point Loma Nazarene University teaches a class about Mexico's governance and plans for California in the decades leading-up to the 1848 Mexican-American War, in which Mexico lost California to the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 11, 2019
    World War II Amphibious Vehicles
    Weber State University professor Branden Little teaches a class about the role of American factories during World War II and military vehicle innovations, with a focus on types of amphibious vehicles used in the Pacific. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 4, 2019
    American Military in the Revolutionary War
    Baylor University professor Julie Anne Sweet teaches a class on the American military during the Revolutionary War, including a look at the equipment and capabilities of both the Continental Army and militia troops. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 27, 2019
    Yellow Journalism & the Spanish-American War
    American University professor W. Joseph Campbell teaches a class on myths about William Randolph Hearst, Yellow Journalism & the lead-up to Spanish-American War at the end of the 19th century. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 20, 2019
    Late-20th Century Transformation of Work
    Georgetown University Professor Joseph McCartin teaches a class on the post-industrialization transformation of work starting in the 1960s and continuing through the end of the 20th century. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 13, 2019
    Legal History of Abortion in the U.S.
    Tulane University professor Karissa Haugeberg teaches a class about the legal history of abortion in the United States from the 1840s through 2016. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 30, 2019
    Vietnam War Lessons Learned
    Triton College professor Edward White teaches a class on lessons learned from the Vietnam War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 16, 2019
    1970s Culture & Economics
    University of Massachusetts Boston professor Vincent Cannato teaches a class about the culture and economics of the 1970s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 9, 2019
    Early 1800s Abolition & Pro-Slavery Movements
    University of Alabama professor Joshua Rothman teaches a class on abolition and pro-slavery movements in the early 1800s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 2, 2019
    1968 Election & Richard Nixon's First Term
    University of Chicago professor Jane Dailey teaches a class about the 1968 presidential election, protests over the Vietnam War and issues during Richard Nixon's first term. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 23, 2019
    U.S. & Soviet Relations Under President Reagan
    George Washington University adjunct professor Chris Tudda teaches a class about foreign relations between the United States and the Soviet Union during President Reagan's administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 16, 2019
    Johnson & Nixon Supreme Court Nominations
    Brooklyn College professor KC Johnson teaches a class on Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon's Supreme Court nominations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 9, 2019
    19th-Century Politics & Society
    Vassar College professor Rebecca Edwards teaches a class about the differences between 19th-century political parties and their views on gender roles, racial equality and family dynamics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 3, 2019
    History of State of the Union Addresses
    Stonehill College professor Peter Ubertaccio teaches a class on the history of State of the Union addresses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 2, 2019
    Artist James Hope & the 1862 Battle of Antietam
    Shepherd University Professor James Broomall teaches a class on the life and art of James Hope, an artist who both witnessed and painted scenes from the Battle of Antietam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 19, 2019
    Sit-ins and the Civil Rights Movement
    University of Massachusetts Amherst professor Traci Parker talks about the lunch counter sit-ins that took place in the early 1960s as part of the civil rights movement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 12, 2019
    The American Revolution, 1775-76
    Kutztown University professor Michael Gabriel teaches a class about military engagements during the American Revolution from April 1775 to July 1776. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 5, 2019
    Women During World War II
    Texas Woman's University professor Katherine Landdeck teaches a class about the ways American women contributed to the war effort during World War II. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 29, 2018
    Abraham Lincoln & the 1860 Election
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas, professor Michael Green teaches a class on Abraham Lincoln and the 1860 presidential election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 15, 2018
    Dwight Eisenhower and 1950s Political Advertising
    Purdue University professor Kathryn Brownell teaches a class about political advertising in the 1950s, highlighting Dwight Eisenhower's presidential campaigns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 1, 2018
    Experience of Being Arrested in U.S. History
    Kent State University professor Elaine Frantz teaches a class about the experience of being arrested from the 1850s to the present day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 25, 2018
    Post-Vietnam War Refugees
    University of Michigan professor Melissa Borja teaches a class about Southeast Asian migration to the United States and post-Vietnam War refugees. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 24, 2018
    African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement
    University of Delaware professor Tiffany Gill teaches a class about the role of African American women in the Civil Rights Movement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 18, 2018
    Environmental Movement & Litigation
    Rutgers University professor Jefferson Decker teaches a class on the history of the environmental movement and laws and litigation regarding natural resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 16, 2018
    Public Lands & the Law in the Early Republic
    Duke University professor Laura Edwards teaches a class on public lands and the law in the early American Republic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 21, 2018
    Nuclear Weapons Testing & the Environment
    Colorado College professor Amy Kohout teaches a class on nuclear weapons testing in the continental U.S. in the 1950s and '60s and how it impacted the environment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 13, 2018
    Colonial America Before the Revolution
    Lebanon Valley College professor James Broussard teaches a class on the lead-up to the American Revolution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 23, 2017
    Federal Surveillance & Civil Rights
    American University lecturer Aaron Bell teaches a class about privacy laws and federal surveillance of civil rights leaders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 14, 2017
    California Native Americans and Early 1800s Capitalism
    Middle Tennessee State University professor Ashley Riley Sousa teaches a class on Native Americans and capitalism in early 19th century California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 8, 2017
    1950s & 60s Counterculture
    University of Washington professor William Rorabaugh teaches a class on the counterculture of the 1950s and 1960s in America. He compares the literature, clothing, music and world view of the beats and beatniks of the '50s and the hippies of the '60s Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 31, 2016
    Native American History
    Dartmouth College professor Colin Calloway leads a seminar for high school teachers on Native American history from the Colonial era through westward expansion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 24, 2016
    Henry Wirz and Andersonville Prison
    State University of New York at Buffalo professor Carole Emberton teaches a class about Andersonville Prison, the Confederate Civil War military prison where 13,000 Union soldiers died, and the trial of its commander, Henry Wirz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 30, 2016
    Incarceration in the Late 20th Century
    University of Washington, Bothell, history professor Dan Berger examines the rise of mass incarceration in the United States and the politics behind it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 12, 2015
    Drug Addiction in 19th Century America
    Towson University history professor Elizabeth Gray talks about the use of and public opinion on opium and laudanum in the 19th century. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 21, 2015
    Civil Rights Cold Cases
    Emory University professors Hank Klibanoff and Brett Gadsden talk about the intersection of Civil Rights politics and violence in mid-20th century Georgia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 28, 2014
    Feminism and 1960-1970s Popular Music
    Indiana University history professor Michael McGerr talks about women and feminism in 1960-70s popular music. This program contains language that some viewers may find offensive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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