Teachingamericanhistory.org Podcast



A series about American ideas, history, and documents for teachers, students, and citizens


  • Saturday Webinar: Presidential War, Emergency, and Foreign Policy Powers

    02/10/2021 Duração: 01h22min

    The third episode in the Fall 2021 American Presidency Saturday Webinar series, in which our scholars examined the president's emergency, war and foreign policy powers. The program aired live on Saturday, 2 OCT 21 from 11am-12:15pm ET. Panelists: Dr. Chris Burkett, Ashland University Dr. Sarah Burns, Rochester Institute of Technology Dr. Stephen Knott, United States Naval War College Suggested Readings: Helvidius-Pacificus Debate Lincoln’s Special Message to Congress War Powers Act and Nixon’s Veto 2001 John Yoo Memorandum on Presidential Authority Learn more at tah.org/programs

  • Documents in Detail: Westward Expansion

    23/09/2021 Duração: 01h01min

    Our Documents in Detail webinar for September 22nd, 2021 focused on Albert Beveridge’s “March of the Flag” speech from 1898. This document is drawn from our Westward Expansion Core Documents Collection. Scholars Dr. David Krugler, University of Wisconsin-Platteville Dr. Will Atto, University of Dallas Dr. David Tucker, The Ashbrook Center Learn more here. 

  • Saturday Webinar: Executive Congressional Relations

    11/09/2021 Duração: 01h16min

    Part 2 of our Fall 2021 series on the American Presidency, which aired live at 11am ET on Saturday, 11 SEP 21. This 75-minute webinar featured a discussion between scholars about the relationship between Congress and the President. Scholars: Dr. Chris Burkett, Ashland University Dr. David Alvis, Wofford College Dr. Joe Postell, Hillsdale College Suggested Readings: Federalist 51, 1788 On the Source of Executive Power, 1913, 1916 FDR’s First Inaugural, 1933 Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v Sawyer, 1952

  • 9/11 20th Anniversary: The Fallout

    07/09/2021 Duração: 48min

    Our final episode in this three-part special podcast series commemorating the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, in which Michael Hurley, former CIA Officer and member of the 9/11 Commission, describes and offers insights about the fallout of the attacks on American policy and life. Suggested Additional Readings: When Government Writes History, Ernest May, 2005 9/11 Commission Report Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, Steve Coll

  • 9/11: That Day

    31/08/2021 Duração: 43min

    In observance of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, TeachingAmericanHistory interviewed Michael Hurley, former CIA officer and member of the 9/11 Commission, to talk about the causes of the attacks, September 11th itself, and the fallout of that day. In this episode Michael discussed the day itself, with insight into the immediate reactions by various government agencies and individuals, along with some personal anecdotes.

  • 9/11: The Causes

    24/08/2021 Duração: 40min

    In observance of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, TeachingAmericanHistory interviewed Michael Hurley, former CIA officer and member of the 9/11 Commission, to talk about the causes of the attacks, September 11th itself, and the fallout of that day. In this episode Michael discussed the causes, long and short-term, of the September 11th terror attacks.

  • Saturday Webinar: The Executive Power Defined

    21/08/2021 Duração: 01h14min

    https://youtu.be/RyzktkmH0vE Our first Saturday Webinar for the 21-22 school year, and the first in our five-episode Fall 2021 series about the American Presidency took place on 21 AUG 21. This first episode examined the "Executive Power" granted to the president in the Constitution, and what it means, how it's been understood over the years, and how it has evolved. This free webinar aired live on Saturday, 21 August 2021 at 11am Eastern Time, for 75 minutes. Access the archives of this episode on our YouTube channel and We The Teachers podcast. Suggested readings, drawn from TAH.org's American Presidency Core Documents Collection: Selections from The Federalist Cato IV, 1787 Remarks on the Removal Power, James Madison, 1789 Speeches on the Removal Power, Henry Clay, 1833, 1834 Letter to Albert Hodges, Abraham Lincoln, 1864 Scholars: Dr. Chris Burkett, Ashland University Dr. Jeremy Bailey, University of Oklahoma Dr. Ben Kleinerman, Baylor University

  • Documents in Detail: The American Revolution

    19/08/2021 Duração: 01h02min

    Our first Documents in Detail webinar for the 21-22 school year took place on Wednesday, 18 August, at 7pm ET, and focused on the “List of Prints to Illustrate British Cruelties.” Part of a volume assembled for use by Ben Franklin in France in 1779, the never-published work was intended to illustrate atrocities committed by the British against the American colonists. Despite that fact that it was not used, it provides an interesting inside view on how the protracted war actually undermined British efforts. Learn more here.

  • Special Webinar Archive: "If Men Were Angels..."

    16/06/2021 Duração: 01h15min

    From 17 March 2021, this program consists of a discussion between Drs. Jeff Sikkenga and Chris Burkett, both of Ashland University, about James Madison's impact on the the creation of the Constitution, and its understanding since.

  • Douglass and Garrison: Abolitionists and Allies Not Always on the Same Page

    02/06/2021 Duração: 01h15min

    TAH.org's special webinar for 13 March 2021, about the ideas, agreement, and disagreements between Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison. This is the first in our summer 'bridge' podcasts, which will be published in June and July, while our two regular series are on hiatus.

  • Documents in Detail: Frederick Douglass' 1876 Oration on Abraham Lincoln

    13/05/2021 Duração: 01h03min

    Our final Documents in Detail episode for the 2020-21 school year, and our last in our 'Selections from the 50 Core Documents' series, in this episode we looked into Frederick Douglass' 1876 oration on Abraham Lincoln, providing us an inside view of the great abolitionist's thoughts on Lincoln as a man, and the man's legacy. This program aired place live on 12 May at 7pm Eastern Time. Scholars: Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. Joe Fornieri, Rochester Institute of Technology Dr. Peter Myers, University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire Read the document here.

  • Saturday Webinar: Sandra Day O'Connor

    03/05/2021 Duração: 01h14min

    The last in our 'Remember the Ladies' webinar series for Spring 2021, broadcast live on 1 May 21. Learn more here.

  • Documents in Detail: Lincoln's Resolution Submitting the 13th Amendment to the States

    22/04/2021 Duração: 01h01min

    Our April episode of Documents in Detail, focused on Abraham Lincoln’s Resolution Submitting the 13th Amendment to the States, and was attended by over 160 people. Panelists: Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. Elizabeth Amato, Gardner-Webb University Dr. Andrew Lang, Mississippi State University Learn more at TAH.org.

  • Saturday Webinar: Fannie Lou Hamer

    10/04/2021 Duração: 01h23min

    Our webinar for 10 April 2021, about American social and political reformer, Fannie Lou Hamer. Access the documents mentioned and books suggested during the program here.

  • Documents in Detail: Lincoln's Final Emancipation Proclamation

    18/03/2021 Duração: 01h05min

    Our Documents in Detail webinar for  17 March 2021 focused on Abraham Lincoln's Final Emancipation Proclamation. Released on 1 January 1863, it legally freed all slaves in states and areas still in rebellion, and paved the way for permanent abolition of the institution of slavery. Learn more here.

  • Core Documents Collections Editors' Circle

    08/03/2021 Duração: 56min

    Dr. John Moser of Ashland University discusses three of our newest Core Documents Collections with the scholar editors who assembled them. Learn about what it took to put these volumes together, and where you can get your copies. Dr. Jeff Sikkenga - Supreme Court Cases Dr. Ken Masugi - Religious Liberty Court Cases Dr. Joe Fornieri - Free Speech

  • Saturday Webinar: Susan B. Anthony

    06/03/2021 Duração: 01h18min

    The fourth in our 'Remember the Ladies' series of Saturday Webinars for Spring 2021, focusing on the suffrage movement leader. Learn more at the episode's home page.

  • Special Podcast: Core Documents Editors' Roundtable

    02/03/2021 Duração: 01h08min

    TAH has published almost 20 Core Documents collections over the last few years - all of which are available for free download as PDFs - each assembled by one of our graduate faculty members. We recently conducted a roundtable discussion of four editors, facilitated by Dr. John Moser. You can listen to this 68-minute discussion of the volumes, and our political history, in this special episode. Scholar bios and volume links are below. Dr. John Moser - The Great Depression and New Deal Dr. Jeremy Bailey - The American Presidency Dr. Joseph Postell - Congress Dr. Eric Sands - Political Parties

  • Documents in Detail: Alexander Stephens' "Cornerstone" Speech

    18/02/2021 Duração: 01h01min

    Our Documents in Detail webinar for 17 February 2021 focused on Confederate States of America Alexander Stephens' 1861 "Cornerstone" speech, in which he explained the real reasons for Southern secession, confederation, and choice for war against the Union. Learn more here.

  • Saturday Webinar: Ida B. Wells

    06/02/2021 Duração: 01h13min

    Ida B. Wells was a journalist, educator, and early Civil Rights leader, making her mark in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Born into slavery (and freed by the Emancipation Proclamation at only a few months' age), she went on to co-own a newspaper for which she also wrote, investigating and spotlighting racial violence and segregation. We focused on Wells' life and work during our Saturday Webinar on 6 FEB 21, held from 11am ET - 12:15 ET.  Access the original readings here.

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