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  • Richard Nixon Henry Kissinger and US Foreign Policy
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    Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Emory University Professor Patrick Allitt taught a class about President Richard Nixon, his National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, and some of their key foreign policy initiatives. Professor Allitt focused on…

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  • Presidential Campaign Advertising
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    Presidential Campaign Advertising

    Mary Ellen Pethel and Jennifer Duck of Belmont University taught a class on the history of presidential campaign advertising, from the print and cartoon ads of the 19th century, to the television…

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  • New Deal Politics and Public Opinion
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    New Deal Politics and Public Opinion

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County Professor William Blake taught a class about New Deal-era politics and the role of public opinion on issues such as court packing and executive power. Professor…

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  • Lewis and Clark Expedition
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    Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Brigham Young University Professor Jay Buckley taught a class about Lewis and Clark’s expedition across the American West after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Also known as the Corps of…

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  • Presidential Debates
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    Presidential Debates

    University of Utah Political Science Professor David Buhler taught a class about presidential debates and their influence on voters. He used examples from previous debates such as John F. Kennedy…

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  • Electoral College
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    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…

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  • Presidents and Campaign Communications Since 1900
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    Presidents and Campaign Communications Since 1900

    Rider University professor Myra Gutin taught a class on presidents and their communication styles in both campaigns and while in office. Starting with Theodore Roosevelt in the early 20th…

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  • Ronald Reagan and End of the Cold War
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    Ronald Reagan and End of the Cold War

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    University of Texas at Austin professor Jeremi Suri taught an class about President Ronald Reagan and the end of the Cold War. He explored Reagan’s domestic politics as well as his working…

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  • Ronald Reagan and End of the Cold War
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    Ronald Reagan and End of the Cold War

    University of Texas at Austin Professor Jeremi Suri taught an class about President Ronald Reagan and the end of the Cold War. He explored Reagan’s domestic politics as well as his working…

    567 views
  • US Military in the 1890s
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    U.S. Military in the 1890s

    Weber State University professor Branden Little taught a class about the U.S. military in the 1890s. He covered reforms designed to make the officer corps more professional, a new focus on…

    346 views
  • The SpanishAmerican War
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    The Spanish-American War

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Professor Joseph Glatthaar taught a class on the 1898 Spanish-American War. He described the military engagements in Cuba and the Philippines,…

    533 views
  • 1980s Fitness Industry and Culture
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    1980s Fitness Industry and 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…

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  • Free Speech Laws and Court Cases
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    Free Speech Laws and Court Cases

    University of Tennessee College of Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds taught a class about free speech and legal cases that have impacted the courts' interpretation of this part of the…

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  • Nixon Ford and the Constitution
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    Nixon, Ford and the Constitution

    Duquesne University president Ken Gormley taught a class looking at constitutional issues that arose during the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He gave particular focus to the Watergate…

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  • 1918 Influenza Pandemic and Public Information
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    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…

    3,054 views
  • Early Cold War US Politics and Economics
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    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…

    624 views
  • Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
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    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…

    807 views
  • 1890s Growing American Internationalism
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    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…

    698 views
  • History of Abortion Legislation
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    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…

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  • Principles of the US Constitution
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    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…

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  • White House Myths
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    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…

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  • Presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W Bush
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    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…

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  • African Americans Emancipation and Defining Freedom
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    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…

    737 views
  • Economic Policies of the Confederacy
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    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…

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  • The Civil War in the West
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    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…

    603 views
  • Expanding Rights in the 1960s and 70s
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    Expanding Rights in the 1960s and '70s

    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.…

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  • Rural America after the Civil War
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    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…

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  • Power in Antebellum Slave Societies
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    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…

    1,099 views
  • Civil War Weaponry
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    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…

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  • Neutrality and World War I America
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    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…

    935 views
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
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    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…

    1,091 views
  • 1960s African American Voter Registration
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    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…

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  • Lyndon Johnson and Escalation in Vietnam
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    Lyndon Johnson and 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.…

    1,131 views
  • Preamble of the Declaration of Independence
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    Preamble of the Declaration of Independence

    Clemson University Professor C. Bradley Thompson taught a class about the preamble of the Declaration of Independence. Examining it line by line, he talked about the “self-evident” truths…

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  • Public Opinion Radio and Entry into World War II
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    Public Opinion, Radio and Entry into World War II

    Wofford College professor Mark Byrnes taught a class about U.S. public opinion, the rise of radio as a national media, and the debate about whether to enter World War II. He outlined the…

    807 views
  • Slaves Suing for Their Freedom
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    Slaves Suing for Their Freedom

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor William G. Thomas III taught a class on some of the lawsuits brought by enslaved people who sued for their freedom in the antebellum period. He…

    842 views
  • Colonial Diplomacy and the Iroquois Confederacy
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    Colonial Diplomacy and the Iroquois Confederacy

    Gettysburg College Professor Timothy Shannon taught a class on Colonial-era diplomatic ties between the Iroquois Confederacy of the eastern Great Lakes region and European settlers. He…

    1,122 views
  • Carmen Bain Discusses Women and Farm Work in the 20th Century
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    Women and Farm Work in the 20th Century

    Iowa State University Professor Carmen Bain taught a class on women’s work on family farms during the 20th century. She argued that societal expectations for what roles were appropriate for…

    454 views
  • US Expansion and Hawaii
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    U.S. Expansion and Hawaii

    Johnson County Community College Professor Tai Edwards taught a class about the expansion of the United States during the Spanish-American War and the acquisition of Hawaii. She examined…

    1,201 views
  • Native Americans and ColonialEra Power Struggles
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    Native Americans and Colonial-Era Power Struggles

    Daniel Richter of the University of Pennsylvania taught a class on 18th century power struggles among Native Americans, colonial settlers and European empires. The class was part of a…

    1,395 views
  • Environmental Impact of California Gold Rush
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    Environmental Impact of California Gold Rush

    University of Arkansas Professor Elliott West lectured about the environmental impact of the California Gold Rush. He described how 19th-century mining practices led to deforestation,…

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  • Nixon Kissinger and US Withdrawal From Vietnam
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    Nixon, Kissinger and U.S. Withdrawal From Vietnam

    U.S. Air Force Academy Professor Stephen Randolph taught a class about President Richard Nixon, his National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, and their strategy for the U.S. withdrawal…

    696 views
  • George Washingtons Character
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    George Washington's Character

    Gene Allen Smith, a Texas Christian University history professor, taught a class about George Washington’s character. He examined how the first president interacted with his contemporaries,…

    1,325 views
  • Jean Harris and Scarsdale Diet Doctor Murder Trial
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    Jean Harris and Scarsdale Diet Doctor Murder Trial

    University of Colorado Denver Professor Sarah Fields taught a class about the 1981 trial of Jean Harris, who was accused of murdering the “Scarsdale Diet” doctor. Professor Fields described…

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  • 1970s and 80s Deindustrialization of the US
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    1970s and '80s Deindustrialization of the U.S.

    Loyola University Chicago Professor Michelle Nickerson taught a class on the deindustrialization of the U.S. in the 1970s and '80s and how music and popular culture of the period reflected…

    1,158 views
  • The 1920s
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    The 1920s

    Karen Markoe of State University of New York Maritime College taught a class on the 1920s. She talked about politics, prohibition, and organized crime, as well as popular music and sports…

    1,449 views
  • Abraham Lincoln Andrew Johnson and the Constitution
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    Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson and the Constitution

    Andrew Slap of East Tennessee State University taught a class on Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and the Constitution. He compared how both presidents have been portrayed as either…

    1,092 views
  • AntiSemitism and Holocaust Denial
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    Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Denial

    Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt taught a class about anti-Semitism in America and Holocaust denial. She shared the story of her 1996 lawsuit against Holocaust denier David Irving - which…

    874 views
  • John Ray Proctor Discusses Playwrght August Wilson and emFencesem
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    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.

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  • Gender and 1960s Activism
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    Gender and 1960s Activism

    Stevenson University Professor Jamie Goodall taught a class about female activists and the 1960s civil rights movement. She focused on several women in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating…

    447 views
  • Marijuana Regulation in US History
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    Marijuana Regulation in U.S. History

    Colorado College professor Santiago Guerra taught a class on marijuana regulation in U.S. history. He compared views and laws on marijuana to other controlled substances such as alcohol,…

    801 views
  • Civil Rights and Ronald Walters Career
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    Civil Rights and Ronald Walters' Career

    University of Texas at Austin Professor Peniel Joseph taught a class on the life and career of civil rights pioneer Ronald Walters. In 1958, Mr. Walters organized a desegregation sit-in and…

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  • Abraham Lincoln and Native Americans
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    Abraham Lincoln and Native Americans

    Stony Brook University Professor Paul Kelton taught a class about Abraham Lincoln and Native Americans. He talked about the Dakota Wars in Minnesota which resulted in 38 executions, the…

    3,243 views
  • American Cartoons in World War II
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    American Cartoons in World War II

    Pace University professor Durahn Taylor taught a class on American cartoons in World War II and the ways they supported - and even influenced - the war effort. He shows superhero comics…

    1,594 views
  • Malcolm Xs Views on Africa
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    Malcolm X's Views on Africa

    American University professor Ibram Kendi taught a class about Malcolm X’s views on Africa. Professor Kendi argued that through the 1960s, Africa had been associated with a lack of…

    3,498 views
  • Western Lands Before and After the American Revolution
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    Western Lands Before and After the American Revolution

    University of Utah Professor Eric Hinderaker taught a class about western settlement before, during and after the American Revolution. Using the Kentucky territory as an example, he…

    1,208 views
  • End of Life Care and Death Since the 1800s
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    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. He explored how changes in medical practices and…

    614 views
  • Continental Army
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    Continental Army

    William Woods University Professor Craig Bruce Smith taught a class about the American Revolution and the Continental Army. He described how the force differed from the British military in…

    2,157 views
  • Origins of World War II in Europe
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    Origins of World War II in Europe

    Lafayette College Professor Robert Weiner taught a class on the origins of World War II in Europe. He described how the British and French governments initially saw Soviet Russia as a…

    1,701 views
  • Early English Missions in Colonial America
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    Early English Missions in Colonial America

    Providence College Professor Edward Andrews taught a class on early English missions in Colonial America. He described the efforts of Protestant preachers, such as John Eliot, to convert Native Americans in…

    1,074 views
  • California Before the MexicanAmerican War
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    California Before the Mexican-American War

    When Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821, the new country’s northernmost holding was the sparsely populated territory of California. Rick Kennedy of Point Loma Nazarene University…

    1,225 views
  • World War II Amphibious Vehicles
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    World War II Amphibious Vehicles

    Weber State University Professor Branden Little taught a class about military vehicle innovations and the role of American factories during World War II. He focused on types of amphibious…

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  • American Military in the Revolutionary War
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    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…

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  • The Progressive Era
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    The Progressive Era

    Georgetown University Professor Katherine Benton-Cohen taught a class on the Progressive Era. She talked about how politicians and reform groups in the early 20th century attempted to improve…

    1,549 views
  • Yellow Journalism and the SpanishAmerican War
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    Yellow Journalism and the Spanish-American War

    American University Professor W. Joseph Campbell taught a class on myths about , and the lead-up to Spanish-American War at the end of the 19th century. He debunked the tale that William Randolph Hearst…

    1,451 views
  • Legal History of Abortion in the US
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    Legal History of Abortion in the U.S.

    Tulane University Professor Karissa Haugeberg taught a class about the legal history of abortion in the United States from the 1840s through 2016. She discussed laws in the late 19th…

    1,644 views
  • Late20th Century Transformation of Work
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    Late-20th Century Transformation of Work

    Georgetown University Professor Joseph McCartin taught a class on the post-industrialization transformation of work, starting in the 1960s and continuing through the end of the 20th…

    1,022 views
  • 1960s and 70s African American Art
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    1960s and 70s African American Art

    Randolph-Macon College Professor Evie Terrono taught a class about African American art in the 1960s and 1970s. She highlighted how artists of the period created works reflecting on racism and the…

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  • Cold War in American Photography
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    Cold War in American Photography

    Wake Forest University professor John Curley taught a class on how the Cold War both influenced and was influenced by photography. He talked about the perceived documentary nature of photography and…

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  • Vietnam War Lessons Learned
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    Vietnam War Lessons Learned

    Triton College professor Edward White taught a class on lessons learned from the Vietnam War. He covered what military generals said after the war and how films and documentaries have…

    1,510 views
  • Early 1800s Abolition and ProSlavery Movements
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    Early 1800s Abolition and Pro-Slavery Movements

    University of Alabama Professor Joshua Rothman taught a class on abolition and pro-slavery movements in the early 1800s. He highlighted the way that both sides used printing presses and…

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  • 1970s Culture and Economics
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    1970s Culture and Economics

    University of Massachusetts Boston Professor Vincent Cannato taught a class about the culture and economics of the 1970s. He talked about the 1973 oil crisis, demographic changes in…

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  • History of State of the Union Addresses
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    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…

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  • 1968 Election and Richard Nixons First Term
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    1968 Election and Richard Nixon's First Term

    University of Chicago Professor Jane Dailey taught a class about the 1968 presidential election as well as protests over the Vietnam War and other issues during Richard Nixon’s first term.…

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  • 19thCentury Politics and Society
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    19th-Century Politics and Society

    Vassar College Professor Rebecca Edwards taught a class about the differences between 19th-century political parties and their views on gender roles, racial equality and family dynamics.…

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  • US and Soviet Relations Under President Reagan
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    U.S. and Soviet Relations Under President Reagan

    George Washington University Professor Chris Tudda taught a class about foreign relations between the United States and the Soviet Union during President Ronald Reagan’s administration. He…

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  • Johnson and Nixon Supreme Court Nominations
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    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…

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  • Experience of Being Arrested in US History
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    Experience of Being Arrested in U.S. History

    Kent State University Professor Elaine Frantz taught a class about the experience of being arrested from the 1850s to the present day. She examined what groups were most likely to be…

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  • Sitins and the Civil Rights Movement
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    Sit-ins and the Civil Rights Movement

    University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Traci Parker talked about the lunch counter sit-ins that took place in the early 1960s as part of the civil rights movement. She described how…

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  • Artist James Hope and the 1862 Battle of Antietam
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    Artist James Hope and the 1862 Battle of Antietam

    James Hope, a landscape painter before the Civil War, enlisted with the Union Army’s Second Vermont Volunteers and witnessed the 1862 Battle of Antietam firsthand. Shepherd University Professor…

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  • Women During World War II
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    Women During World War II

    Texas Woman’s University Professor Katherine Landdeck taught a class about the ways American women contributed to the World War II effort. She detailed the expectations for women on the…

    1,079 views
  • The American Revolution 177576
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    The American Revolution, 1775-76

    Kutztown University Professor Michael Gabriel taught a class about military engagements during the American Revolution from April 1775 to July 1776. He highlighted the Battle of Bunker…

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  • Pilgrims and History Textbooks
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    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…

    757 views
  • National Intelligence Under President Kennedy
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    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…

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  • Abraham Lincoln and the 1860 Election
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    Abraham Lincoln and the 1860 Election

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas Professor Michael Green taught a class on Abraham Lincoln and the 1860 presidential election. He described the political climate of the antebellum era,…

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  • Dwight Eisenhower and 1950s Political Advertising
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    Dwight Eisenhower and 1950s Political Advertising

    Purdue University Professor Kathryn Brownell taught a class about political advertising in the 1950s, highlighting Dwight Eisenhower’s presidential campaigns. She compared radio and early…

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  • Early 20th Century Nativism and Immigration
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    Early 20th Century Nativism and Immigration

    University of North Florida Professor David Courtwright taught a class about changes in immigration demographics and the rise of nativism in the early 20th century.

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  • Salem Witch Trials and the Great Awakening
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    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 mid-18th century of Christian revitalization that swept through the…

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  • Conspiracy Culture in American History
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    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…

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  • Conspiracy Culture in Modern American Society
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    Conspiracy Culture in Modern American Society

    Indiana University Bloomington professor Stephen Andrews taught a class about conspiracy culture in modern American society. He looked at the demographics of what types of people believe in…

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  • Immigration Policy Since 1965
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    Immigration Policy Since 1965

    University of Texas at Austin professor Madeline Hsu taught a class about the 1965 Immigration Act and current immigration demographics. She described how the number and country of origin…

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  • John Rawls and Modern American Liberalism
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    John Rawls and Modern American Liberalism

    Garrett Sheldon of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise taught a class on political philosopher John Rawls and his 1971 book, A Theory of Justice, which has heavily influenced the ideas behind…

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  • African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement
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    African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement

    University of Delaware professor Tiffany Gill taught a class about the role of African American women in the Civil Rights Movement. She described how beauty parlors, while often overlooked,…

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  • 19thCentury Artist Winslow Homer
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    19th-Century Artist Winslow Homer

    Wake Forest University Professor David Lubin taught a class on 19th-century artist Winslow Homer. Homer served as an artist-correspondent for Harper’s Weekly during the Civil War and first gained…

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  • African Americans During Reconstruction
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    African Americans During Reconstruction

    Brandeis University Professor Abigail Cooper taught a class on African Americans during the Reconstruction era, looking at how former slaves strove for economic rights and full citizenship,…

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  • Aid Societies for Civil War Union Troops
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    Aid Societies for Civil War Union Troops

    Hillsdale College Professor David Raney taught a class about Civil War-era aid societies that supported Union troops. He highlighted the work of the U.S. Sanitary Commission and the U.S.…

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  • PostVietnam War Refugees
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    Post-Vietnam War Refugees

    University of Michigan professor Melissa Borja taught a class about Southeast Asian migration to the United States and post-Vietnam War refugees. She examined how laws and public opinion…

    1,106 views
  • President Johnson and the Vietnam War in 1968
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    President Johnson and the Vietnam War in 1968

    Arizona State University professor Kyle Longley taught a class on President Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam War in 1968. He discussed LBJ’s reaction to the Tet Offensive in January, and talked about the…

    1,094 views
  • PreCivil War AntiSlavery Movement
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    Pre-Civil War Anti-Slavery Movement

    Colorado State University-Pueblo professor Matt Harris taught a class about the anti-slavery movement before the Civil War. He described some of the leaders of the movement including William Lloyd…

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  • Environmental Movement and Litigation
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    Environmental Movement and Litigation

    Rutgers University Professor Jefferson Decker taught a class on the history of the environmental movement and laws and litigation regarding natural resources. He described the relationship…

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