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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.

    American Military in the Revolutionary War

    American Military in the Revolutionary War

    Baylor University Professor Julie Anne Sweet taught a class on the American military during the Revolutionary War, including a look at the equipment and capabilities of both the Continental Army and militia troops. She also compared the advantages and disadvantages of the American and British forces.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Reconstruction Era

    The Reconstruction Era

    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 Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. who talks about his work with PBS on the documentary "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War."  This is part of a series of collegiate lectures from The Citadel which are airing on American History TV..
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    • 59 min
    Women's Suffrage Movement

    Women's Suffrage Movement

    Wentworth Institute of Technology professor Allison Lange teaches a class about the Women’s Suffrage Movement.
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    • 47 min
    Edward Ball, Slaves in the Family and Life of a Klansman

    Edward Ball, Slaves in the Family and Life of a Klansman

    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 author Edward Ball who discusses his books, "Slaves in the Family" and " Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy."
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    1863 New York City Draft Riots

    1863 New York City Draft Riots

    City University of New York professor emeritus Joshua Brown teaches a class on the 1863 New York City Draft Riots and Civil War newspapers. He describes how citizens across the country saw drawings and read articles chronicling the events. This class is part of a National Endowment for the Humanities Institute for college and university teachers hosted by the City University of New York Graduate Center.
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    • 38 min
    African American History and Museums

    African American History and Museums

    The International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina is slated to open its doors in the summer of 2022. We sat in on a course at the Citadel looking at how and why the museum came into existence. Former Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley -- who first proposed the idea for the museum more than 20 years ago -- co-taught the course with history professor Kerry Taylor. Their guest speaker for this class session was Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch, who shared his experiences as the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Citadel provided this video.
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
477 Ratings

477 Ratings

Yoyofox216 ,

Look into it more

I enjoy the show but keep in mind, most are only giving the official narrative.

Beki814 ,

Huh?

Just listened to the episode about the coroners. The President is taken to Bethesda Naval because he’s the President. Not because he’s a “navy man”. And since when do navy doctors not know much about gun shots? You mean the guys that are on the battlefield?! Makes me wonder what else they are ignorant of.

wolfie/wolf ,

Leaving out a lot

Whites did not start the slave trade among the Indians. It was already here long before white man came here. They did help by trade increase it. There isn’t any place on earth slavery didn’t exist in one form or another.

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