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Lectures from History 132 (US since 1865), taught at the University of Alaska Southeast, spring semester 2007. Survey of the political, social, cultural and economic history of the United States since the Civil War.

History 132 David Hoogland Noon

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Lectures from History 132 (US since 1865), taught at the University of Alaska Southeast, spring semester 2007. Survey of the political, social, cultural and economic history of the United States since the Civil War.

    1970s

    1970s

    More than disco. Lecture covers the political transformations leading to the rise of the New Right; Carter presidency; and the Iranian hostage crisis.

    Vietnam War (part II)

    Vietnam War (part II)

    Destroy the country in order to save it.

    Vietnam War (part I)

    Vietnam War (part I)

    Not a good war.

    Civil Rights II

    Civil Rights II

    Direct action and other new tactics for the civil rights campaigns.

    Cold War

    Cold War

    Long time, no see. I was out of town last week and had to record this lecture in my elaborate home studio. For some reason I was having trouble loading the audio to the server, which explains the delay. This lecture covers the early years of the Cold War -- the doctrine of containment, the increasingly tense rivalry between the US and the Soviet Union, and the Korean War are among the topics examined . . .

    World War II, part II

    World War II, part II

    The rest of the story. In this lecture, we consider the meaning of World War II on the home front and look at the escalating violence that marked the final year of the war.

Customer Reviews

Dr Karin ,

Well done

I really enjoyed both 131 and 132. However, 132 does need some editing. There are huge gaps in information. I recognize that the 132 was taped earlier, the glitches in 132 were much improved in 131. I would really like these lectures to be re-recorded. I think the content is less biased than other podcasts I have listened to. Dr. Noon, you are interesting to listen to. I would have rated 5 stars if the lectures did not have the gaps.

SCMIV ,

Very interesting

These are fascinating recordings of lectures by the author, containing all the casual spontaneity of a live classroom. (I especially enjoyed those on Vietnam. As veteran of that era, it was enlightening to hear this discussed purely as history, and his refreshing perspective on the subject as a historian.) Overall, I have to give these lectures five stars, warts and all, based on my frequency of re-hearing them, many of which I have listened to several times.

titfortatisfun ,

Yikes.

Sir, if you cannot manage your political idealism, you cannot manage history. The study of History, after all, is the study politics' past with your bias checked at the door. I suppose the Vietnam war is still a little fresh to expect an unbiased view from a layman but I expect more from a lover of history; It's just childish. It genuinely saddens me that these children will leave your lecture believing they've obtained a comprehensive history of the Vietnam war. (For instance, I love how you keep repeating "unified" ..."vietnam just wanted to "unify" ... "after the war, vietnam ended up "unifying" anyway. That sounds so pretty doesn't it?) What a disgrace to the true study of history.

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