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Join students in college classrooms to hear lectures on topics ranging from the American Revolution to 9-11.

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Join students in college classrooms to hear lectures on topics ranging from the American Revolution to 9-11.

    Culture and Society in the 1920s

    Culture and Society in the 1920s

    Professor Michael Kazin taught a class about culture and society in the 1920s. He spoke about Prohibition and the exploits of the gangster Al Capone, who eventually went to prison on tax evasion charges, the motion picture industry and the new production codes that sought to reduce sexuality in films, and the 1925 State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes trial, in which a high school teacher faced charges of unlawfully teaching evolution in a state-funded school. 


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Cultural Conservatism and the Religious Right

    Cultural Conservatism and the Religious Right

    Phyllis Schlafly, founder of the Eagle Forum and author or editor of 20 books - talked about the roots and development of the modern conservative movement, as well as the role of women’s issues in conservative politics. Phyllis Schlafly was a guest lecturer at The Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina, in a course called “The Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America,” taught by Professor Mallory Factor. 
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Socialism in Early 20th Century America

    Socialism in Early 20th Century America

    Columbia University history professor Eric Foner examines the rise of socialism in America in the early 20th century. He talks about the Socialist Party in New York City and Milwaukee, and looks at the Socialist Party of America presidential campaigns of Eugene Debs.


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    1950s Civil Rights Movement

    1950s Civil Rights Movement

    American History Professor Quintard Taylor looks at the Civil Rights Movement from the 1940s through the 1960s. Professor Taylor focuses on the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Brown v. Board of Education and the 1957 integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
    This two-hour class took place at the University of Washington in Seattle. 
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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Vietnam Anti-War Movement

    Vietnam Anti-War Movement

    Professor David Farber teaches twentieth-century American history at Temple University in Philadelphia. In this lecture to a history class he focused on the origin of the 1960s Vietnam anti-war movement, and his view of how it helped to expand the nation’s democratic process. This episode was recorded in 2010.


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Slave Trade

    The Slave Trade

    History professor Marcus Rediker lectured during a course on Colonial America at the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. He talked about the origins of the slave trade to the Americas between 1640 and the early 1800s.
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    • 1 hr 13 min

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346 Ratings

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Love it!

Great lectures from great universities. Hope they continue to post them. Much appreciated.

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College lectures

This program is one lecture from a college classroom on history/politics/economics or something related. Fascinating lectures, stick with them even when you hit a professor you don’t agree with. There’s only one lecture and no papers or exams.

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Great Resource

Lots of interesting topics to choose from, and I love the chance to listen to these experts.

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