4 episodes

The American Founders and Their World Stanford

    • History

    1. Jefferson, Madison, and the Problem of Slavery in an Empire of Liberty (April 7, 2009)

    1. Jefferson, Madison, and the Problem of Slavery in an Empire of Liberty (April 7, 2009)

    Jack Rakove, Caroline Winterer, and Annette Gordon-Reed discuss the politics surrounding American slavery during the 18th century in the first of a series of four lectures on the American Revolutionary era. (April 7, 2009)

    • 7 sec
    2. How Radical was the Revolution and How Reactionary was the Constitution? (April 21, 2009)

    2. How Radical was the Revolution and How Reactionary was the Constitution? (April 21, 2009)

    Gordon Wood, professor emeritus of History at Brown University, and Pauline Maier, professor of History at MIT, discuss the historical significance of the American Revolution.

    • 7 sec
    3. When Abigail and John Met George and Charlotte, or, The American Rebellion Viewed from London (May 5, 2009)

    3. When Abigail and John Met George and Charlotte, or, The American Rebellion Viewed from London (May 5, 2009)

    Andrew O'Shaughnessy and Edie Gelles discuss the American Revolution from a European perspective and the relationship between John and Abigail Adams. (May 5, 2009)

    • 6 sec
    4. Washington's Frontier and Hamilton's Marketplace: Visions of Post-Revolutionary Greatness (May 22, 2009)

    4. Washington's Frontier and Hamilton's Marketplace: Visions of Post-Revolutionary Greatness (May 22, 2009)

    Joanne Freeman, Professor of History at Yale University, and Alan Taylor, Professor of History at University of California, Davis, discuss the aspirations and achievements of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. (May 19, 2009)

    • 6 sec

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