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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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  • 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,…

    1,614 views
  • 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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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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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…

    627 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    1,157 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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  • 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…

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  • California Native Americans and Early 1800s Capitalism
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    California Native Americans and Early 1800s Capitalism

    Professor Ashley Riley Sousa talked about Native Americans and capitalism in early 19th century California. She focused on local tribes' commercial interactions with Spanish missions and…

    1,862 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…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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…

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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…

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