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  • 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…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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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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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    374 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…

    484 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…

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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…

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  • 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…

    660 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…

    226 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…

    825 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…

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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…

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  • 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…

    176 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…

    647 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…

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