The Collins College Outline for United States History to 1877 starts with the founding of the country and continues through the Civil War and Reconstruction. The colonial era, the constitutional convention and founding of the American system of government, the beginning and rise of the Supreme Court, and many more monumental events in the early era of the United States are also covered
The Collins College Outline for United States History from 1865 follows the key moments and players in American history from the Civil War Reconstruction period to the record high gas prices and low presidential poll numbers of 2006, with information on politics, disasters, crimes and scandals, social issues, pop culture, and more.
Chronicles the history of the United States from colonial origins to the beginning of the 21st century. Lectures presented by Allen C. Guelzo, Eastern University; Gary W. Gallagher, University of Virginia; Patrick N. Allitt, Emory University.
This collection of 25 concise video clips is designed to spark thoughtful, productive dialogue on major turning points in U.S. history. Each clip lays out two opposing viewpoints, framing a complex historical episode as if it were a debatable “issue”—just as citizens of the time might have thought and argued about it. In some cases, such as the segments on Jamestown or the Salem witch trials, the debate echoes scholarly disagreements that exist today. Other clips relate directly to hot-button issues our society still wrestles with, such as the role of unions or the teaching of evolution—while a handful of equally powerful segments resurrects arguments that were decided long ago, so that students can freely explore their causes and contexts. Each clip has a run time of approximately 2 minutes, 30 seconds.
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The American History Podcast is a half-hour weekly show discussing the story of America as it unfolded, from Sir Walter Raleigh’s ill-fated Roanoke Colony to the 20th Century. This is a story about American culture. It’s about who we are as a people, and why.
The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We’ll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation.
Hosted by bestselling author Steven Johnson (“How We Got To Now”), American Innovations uses immersive scenes to tell the stories of the scientists, engineers, and ordinary people behind the greatest discoveries of the past century.
BackStory is a weekly podcast that uses current events in America to take a deep dive into our past. Hosted by noted U.S. historians, each episode provides listeners with different perspectives on a particular theme or subject – giving you all sides to the story and then some.
The Museum is proud to present two podcast series:“History Explorer” takes listeners along on our staff’s intellectual adventures as they conduct exciting research and collect objects—both the iconic and seemingly mundane—to tell compelling stories about American history. "Prototype Online: Inventive Voices" is produced by the Museum's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and features interviews and lectures of renowned inventors and innovators.