Sinopse

Survey of the social, political, economic and cultural transformations that took place in colonial North America and the US from the 15th through the 19th centuries.

Episódios

  • Civil War I

    Civil War I

    14/12/2007

    "Crimsoned in human gore.

  • Civil War II

    Civil War II

    14/12/2007

    The end

  • Crisis of the 1850s (II)

    Crisis of the 1850s (II)

    05/12/2007

    Everyone goes insane.

  • Crisis of the 1850s (I)

    Crisis of the 1850s (I)

    05/12/2007

    It gets worse.

  • Mexican War/Southern Culture  Economy

    Mexican War/Southern Culture & Economy

    25/11/2007

    Recorded at home.

  • Abolitionism/Manifest Destiny

    Abolitionism/Manifest Destiny

    17/11/2007

    "A compact with death, an agreement with hell."

  • Reform Movements (1830s)

    Reform Movements (1830s)

    16/11/2007

    History and toddlers don't mix well. This is another short lecture, interrupted periodically by the strange antics of my daughter. Best of luck making sense out of this one...

  • Jacksonian Democracy (short lecture)

    Jacksonian Democracy (short lecture)

    16/11/2007

    This one's only about 50 minutes long and gets cut off at the end because my battery died. You didn't miss much.

  • The Market Revolution

    The Market Revolution

    10/11/2007

    It's more interesting than it sounds.

  • War of 1812

    War of 1812

    08/11/2007

    A weird little war.

  • Jeffersons Era

    Jefferson's Era

    04/11/2007

    An "Empire for Liberty," sort of.

  • Federalist Era II

    Federalist Era II

    26/10/2007

    Foreign policy of the 1790s; Alien and Sedition Acts; the fall of the Federalist Party.

  • Federalist Era I

    Federalist Era I

    26/10/2007

    Back again after a long layoff. Lecture deals with the domestic politics of the Federalist Era during the 1790s.

  • 1780s

    1780s

    26/10/2007

    This lecture deals with the Articles of Confederation period.

  • Empires in Conflict

    Empires in Conflict

    02/10/2007

    This lecture covers some of the major geopolitical events for the British colonies in the 18th century, including the wars of the 1730s-1760s and the colonists' growing discontent with Great Britain.

  • Jamestown and Virginia

    Jamestown and Virginia

    14/09/2007

    You wouldn't have wanted to live there.

  • Colonial Knowledge/French and English Ventures

    Colonial Knowledge/French and English Ventures

    14/09/2007

    Lecture covers the sources of European "knowledge" about the Western hemispheric peoples; then addresses the particular features of French and English forays into North America.

  • New Spain

    New Spain

    07/09/2007

    The origins of European colonialism. Examination of the motives and processes that brought Spain into the western hemisphere.Plus, I waste ten minutes at the start of class discussing the particularities of National Waffle Week and National Biscuit Month.

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