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  • PostCivil War Lost Cause Myth
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    Post-Civil War Lost Cause Myth

    University of West Georgia professor Keith Bohannon taught a class about what’s known as the “Lost Cause” myth, the term given to the post-Civil War arguments made by former Confederates…

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  • 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…

    86 views
  • Reconstruction Moonshine and NASCAR
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    Reconstruction, Moonshine, and NASCAR

    Tulane University professor Blake Gilpin taught a class about moonshine drivers and the origins of NASCAR. He described how after the Civil War, particularly in the South, moonshiners…

    338 views
  • Political Right Since the 1960s
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    Political Right Since the 1960s

    Emory University Professor Joseph Crespino taught a class on the political right since the 1960s and explored how the Democratic South became solidly Republican. He focused on the “Southern…

    544 views
  • World War II and Civil Rights
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    World War II and Civil Rights

    Professor Charles McKinney talked about early civil rights efforts during the World War II era. He described movements to end segregation and court cases challenging “separate but equal”…

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  • Federal Surveillance and Civil Rights
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    Federal Surveillance and Civil Rights

    American University lecturer Aaron Bell taught a class about privacy laws and federal surveillance of civil rights leaders. He described the mid-20th century creation of the Counter…

    528 views
  • African American Ministers and Politics
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    African American Ministers and Politics

    Professor Randal Jelks talked about the role of African American ministers in politics. He described church boards and programs as ways community members gained experience running for…

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  • New York City and Broadway in the 1960s
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    New York City and Broadway in the 1960s

    Baruch College Professors Vincent DiGirolamo and Elizabeth Wollman taught a class about New York City and Broadway in the 1960s. They described the political culture of the time, the…

    291 views
  • Abundance Wages and the Great Depression
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    Abundance, Wages, and the Great Depression

    Southern Methodist University professor Alexis McCrossen teaches a class on the abundance of the 1920s and the Great Depression. She argues that low wages and an unequal distribution of wealth hindered…

    604 views
  • 1880s American Anarchist Movement
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    1880s American Anarchist Movement

    Johns Hopkins University professor Ronald Walters taught a class about the 1880s anarchist movement in America. He talked about Albert Parson, a Confederate soldier who became a socialist and…

    883 views
  • Political Theory and the Early Republic
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    Political Theory and the Early Republic

    American History TV visited a Georgetown University Law Center course called “Recent Books on the Constitution,” which invites authors to answer student questions about their work. In this…

    528 views
  • Modern Richmond Virginia Politics
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    Modern Richmond, Virginia, Politics

    Douglas Wilder was the first African American elected as governor in U.S. history, serving Virginia from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Wilder was a guest speaker in a Virginia Commonwealth University class…

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  • Landscape Preservation and National Parks
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    Landscape Preservation and National Parks

    Professor Laura Watt talked about the evolution of a national park system and the effort to preserve pristine wilderness. She argued that this approach often obscures the ways humans have…

    502 views
  • 20th Century Fundamentalism and Pentecostalism
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    20th Century Fundamentalism and Pentecostalism

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Molly Worthen taught a class about the history and the intellectual underpinnings of Protestant fundamentalism in 20th century America.…

    1,080 views
  • Abraham Lincoln in Art and Photographs
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    Abraham Lincoln in Art and Photographs

    DePaul University professor Mark Pohlad taught a class on representations of President Abraham Lincoln in art and photographs. He described how images of Lincoln might reach different…

    431 views
  • Colonial America Before the Revolution
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    Colonial America Before the Revolution

    Professor James Broussard taught a class on the lead-up to the American Revolution. He described actions by the British government, such as the Stamp Act and stationing British troops…

    1,106 views
  • Clayborne Carson Discusses Martin Luther King Jr
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    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Professor Clayborne Carson talks about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, early life, why he decided to become a reverend, and how that contributed to his work in the Civil Rights movement. This class…

    1,357 views
  • Food During the Great Depression
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    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…

    838 views
  • 20th Century UFO Conspiracies
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    20th Century UFO Conspiracies

    Professor Felix Harcourt talked about how conspiracy theories about UFOs have shaped America culture. He began in the late 1940s and described how public opinion about extraterrestrials…

    2,018 views
  • Presidency of Andrew Jackson
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    Presidency of Andrew Jackson

    Arizona State University professor Jonathan Barth talked about the rise of Andrew Jackson and his presidency. He focused on Jackson’s clashes with Whig party members such as Henry Clay and Daniel…

    2,775 views
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