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Lectures from Professor Jennifer Burns\'s University of Virginia course on post-1945 American history

United States History, post-1945 Jennifer Burns

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    • 3.8, 13 Ratings

Lectures from Professor Jennifer Burns\'s University of Virginia course on post-1945 American history

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3.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Waitress212 ,

Great!

Basic yet insightful. Plain yet thoughtful. Love it! Thank you!

newlistener17 ,

Decent overview weakened by conservative bias

This course provides a decent overview of some aspects of U.S. history since 1945, but I found Dr. Burns' discussion of social movements on the left (labor, civil rights, feminism, environmentalism) to be deeply frustrating. She hews to the discredited "good sixties/bad sixties" dichotomy, and consistently portrays the political right as responding to the left "going too far." Her obvious disdain for unions, the welfare state, and anything that smacks of radicalism colors her narrative to the point of distortion and oversimplification. Of course, most U.S. academic historians are liberals, and one can argue that most of them similarly distort movements on the right. Fair enough. But I don't think that Dr. Burns is a fair or reliable narrator of recent U.S. political history.

SirWalterRalegh ,

Engaging overview of key events leading to the present

If you have gaps in your knowledge of US history over the past 70 years, this is an excellent survey of the key events and themes that have led us to the present day. I was familiar with many of the events she covers, but had missing pieces that she helps fill in and stitch together into a cohesive historical narrative. Burns is also an engaging and thoughtful lecturer whose style is a good fit for the podcast format. Highly recommended.

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