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    State Constitutions

    Ohio State University professor Margaret Newell taught a class about state sovereignty during the early republic and examines three examples of state constitutions.

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    Civil War Legacy in the South

    University of Alabama professor Lesley Gordon taught a class about the end of Reconstruction, the removal of Union troops from the South, and the Compromise of 1877.

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    Disability in Early America

    Notre Dame University professor Laurel Daen taught a class about how disability was defined after the American Revolution and how federal laws impacted disabled people.

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    New Deal Community of Norvelt

    Saint Vincent College professor Timothy Kelly taught a class about the New Deal Community of Norvelt in Pennsylvania. Named in part for Eleanor Roosevelt, it was built during the Great…

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    End of the Cold War and Youth Culture

    Evergreen State College professor Bradley Proctor taught a class about how the end of the Cold War impacted American youth culture in the 1990s.

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    Native Americans and the Federal Government

    Black Hills State University professor Thomas Weyant taught a class about Native American treaties and interactions with the federal government during the 19th century. He described the…

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    Economics of the Industrial Revolution

    George Mason University professor John Nye taught a class about the economic history of the Industrial Revolution in the United States and Great Britain. George Mason University is located…

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    Theodore Roosevelt

    Taylor University professor Benjamin Wetzel taught a class on Theodore Roosevelt’s life and political career. He looked at Roosevelt’s rise in New York politics, his presidency, and his…

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    Mexican-American War

    Aquinas College professor John Pinheiro taught a class about the Mexican-American War during the late 1840s. Professor Pinheiro is the author of Manifest Ambition: James K. Polk and…

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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…

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    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…

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    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 film. He also spoke…

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    The Civil War in Virginia

    Texas Christian University professor Steven Woodworth taught a class about life on the home front and battles fought in Virginia during the Civil War. He focused on the 1864 Overland…

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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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    Presidential Speeches

    Claremont McKenna professor John Pitney taught a class about presidential speeches and public opinion, focusing on the 1970s through the 1990s. He examines how presidential communication…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Watergate 50 Years Later

    American University professor Joseph Campbell taught a class about the 1972 Watergate scandal and, what he calls, “the myth of heroic journalism.” He argued that the unraveling of the Watergate scandal…

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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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    African American Women in Arts and Literature

    St. Joseph’s University professor Katherine Sibley taught a class about African American women who were writers and artists during the early Civil Rights era. She described the…

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