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  • Incarceration in the Late 20th Century
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    Incarceration in the Late 20th Century

    Professor Dan Berger talked about the U.S prison system in the late 20th century and the politics behind it. He spoke about how mass incarceration arose in response to the unexpected ways…

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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…

    558 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…

    254 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…

    239 views
  • 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…

    200 views
  • Nuclear Weapons Testing and the Environment
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    Nuclear Weapons Testing and the Environment

    Colorado College Professor Amy Kohout taught a class on nuclear weapons testing in the continental U.S. in the 1950s and '60s and how it impacted the environment. She described scientific…

    753 views
  • 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…

    218 views
  • 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…

    429 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…

    128 views
  • 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…

    405 views
  • 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…

    363 views
  • 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…

    380 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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  • 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…

    345 views
  • 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…

    571 views
  • 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…

    503 views
  • 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…

    570 views
  • 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…

    246 views
  • 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,…

    942 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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