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Go back to school with the country's top professors lecturing on a variety of topics in American history. New episodes posted every Saturday evening. From C-SPAN, the network that brings you "After Words" and "C-SPAN's The Weekly" podcasts.

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Go back to school with the country's top professors lecturing on a variety of topics in American history. New episodes posted every Saturday evening. From C-SPAN, the network that brings you "After Words" and "C-SPAN's The Weekly" podcasts.

    Pilgrims and History Textbooks

    Pilgrims and History Textbooks

    Abram Van Engen of Washington University in St. Louis taught a class about how the Pilgrims became part of the United States' founding story in 19th-century history textbooks. He described why early historians and educators emphasized the Pilgrims' Plymouth Colony over earlier settlements, such as Jamestown in Virginia.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Anti-Semitism Between WWI & WWII

    Anti-Semitism Between WWI & WWII

    American University professor Pamela Nadell taught a class about the rise in anti-Semitism in America between World War I and II. She described the 1915 lynching of Jewish man Leo Frank in Georgia, how international anti-Semitic texts made their way to America, and the role Henry Ford played in spreading anti-Jewish sentiments.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Trailer: Presidential Recordings: Season 1 President Lyndon Johnson

    Trailer: Presidential Recordings: Season 1 President Lyndon Johnson

     In the ten episodes of Season 1 hear secretly recorded conversations President Lyndon Johnson made on topics including the Warren Commission, the Vietnam War, the March on Selma, and more.

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    • 2 min
    Designing African American Monuments

    Designing African American Monuments

    Former Charleston, South Carolina Mayor Joseph Riley, and professor Kerry Taylor co-teach a course at The Citadel military college looking at why a new African American history museum is being built in the city. They’re joined by Walter Hood.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Irish Catholics and Tammany Hall

    Irish Catholics and Tammany Hall

    Christendom College professor Christopher Shannon teaches a class about Irish Catholics and 19th century New York City politics, including the Tammany Hall organization.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Presidential Speeches

    Presidential Speeches

    Claremont McKenna professor John Pitney teaches a class about presidential speeches and public opinion, focusing on the 1970s through the 1990s. He examines how presidential communication shifted from network television to cable and the internet.
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    • 1 hr 13 min

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