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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.

Lectures in History C-SPAN

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    • 4.2 • 392 Ratings

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.

    James Buchanan & William Rufus King Relationship

    James Buchanan & William Rufus King Relationship

    Eastern Connecticut State Univ. professor Thomas Balcerski teaches a class on the relationship between two prominent 19th century politicians: James Buchanan, elected president in 1856, and William Rufus King, who served briefly as vice president in 1853.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    New Deal Politics and Public Opinion

    New Deal Politics and Public Opinion

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County professor William Blake teaches a class about New Deal-era politics and the role of public opinion on issues such as court packing and executive power.
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    • 56 min
    Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Emory University professor Patrick Allitt teaches a class about President Richard Nixon, his National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger and some of their key foreign policy initiatives, including overtures toward the Soviet Union and China.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Electoral College

    Electoral College

    University of Utah Political Science Professor James Curry taught a class about the creation of the Electoral College and explained how it works as a part of the presidential election process. Professor Curry taught the class prior to the 2020 vice presidential debate, which took place October 7 at the University of Utah. 

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Presidential Campaign Advertising

    Presidential Campaign Advertising

    Mary Ellen Pethel and Jennifer Duck of Belmont University teach a class on the history of presidential campaign advertising, from the print and cartoon ads of the 19th century to the Internet and social media content of the present day.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Presidential Debates

    Presidential Debates

    University of Utah political science professor David Buhler teaches a class about presidential debates and their influence on voters.
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
392 Ratings

392 Ratings

RJL528 ,

Love it!

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

Micro Chasm ,

“Like”

Disappointed the students in the lecture hall (Davidson College) utter within every four or five words “like” in providing very thoughtful inputs.

Dalej423 ,

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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