A Teaching American History Project of the Oakland Unified School District

Presentations by Historians
2001-2003

Time period
and Topic
Speaker, Title and
Link to Audio Files
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Revolutionary Period - conceptions of democracy and republicanism

Robin Einhorn, Department of History
University of California, Berkeley
“Founding Documents”

Dates: June 18, 2002
& July, 2003

Readings & Links

Constitutional Periodorigins of constitutional principles

Caroline Cox, Department of History
University of the Pacific
“Seasons of Discontent: The Constitution in its Social and Cultural Context”
1:32:09

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Dates: November 19, 2002
& July 7, 2003

Readings & Links

Constitutional Periodorigins of constitutional principles
Jack Rakove
Department of History and American Studies
Stanford University
“Declaring Rights”
2:03:24

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Date: June 9, 2003

Readings & Links

Early Republicdemocracy and republicanism

Carlos Mujal, Department of History
DeAnza College
"Rights and Authority in the Early Republic”

Date: October 24, 2002

Synopsis & Links

Early Republicdemocracy, immigration, and citizenship

Jon Gjerde, Department of History
University of California, Berkeley

American Democracy, Citizenship & Education
1:28:00

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Early Republicrace, power, and historical legagy

Clarence Walker, Department of History
University of California, Davis
“Alternative Parents, Thomas Jefferson & Sally Hemmings: Rethinking the Racial Origins of the American Republic”
1:28:00

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Date: June 18, 2003

Links & Readings

Antebellum America – slavery and abolitionism

David Henkin, Department of History
University of California, Berkeley
“Opposing Slavery:
The World of Antebellum Reform”
1:28:00

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Date: June 19, 2003

Readings & Links

Antebellum America – slavery and abolitionism

Waldo Martin, Department of History
University of California, Berkeley
“The Confessions of Nat Turner
Origins and Legacies”

Date: June 19, 2002

Readings & Sample Lesson

Jackson and Westward Expansion – Indian Removal

Jennifer Spear, Department of History
University of California, Berkeley
"Beyond the Trail of Tears:
The Resistance & Persistence of the Cherokees"

Readings & Links

Jackson and Jacksonian Era

David Henkin, Department of History
University of California, Berkeley

“Teaching About Jackson and Jacksonians”
1:28:00

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Date: October 30, 2003

Readings & Links
Civil War Era – slavery, war, and its aftermath

Waldo Martin, Department of History
University of California, Berkeley
“Teaching Frederick Douglass”

Date: February 21, 2002

Readings & Links

Reconstruction

Leon Litwack, Department of History
University of California, Berkeley
“Letter from Jourdon Anderson:
The Aftermath of Slavery”

Date: June 20, 2002

Readings & Links

Industrialization the rise of unions

Charles Postel, Department of History
Sacramento State University

“Labor History and the Struggle for Democracy”
1:47:01

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Date: July 10, 2003

Readings & Links

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Twentieth Century
struggle for democracy

Alex Saragoza, Department of History
University of California, Berkeley
“Democracy in America: Views Over Time from Women, the Poor, and Immigrants

Date: May 29, 2003

 

Turn of the Century
foreign policy

Diane Clemens, Department of History
University of California, Berkeley
"Foreign Policy"

Date: June 24, 2002

Readings & Links

World War I
the war at home

Charles Postel, Department of History
Sacramento State University
“The War at Home:
Challenges to Freedom in the Great War”

Date: March 20, 2003

Readings & Links

 

World War IIthe war at home, race relations
Leon Litwack, Department of History
University of California, Berkeley
"Recent Research:
African Americans During World War II"

Date: March 21, 2002

Links

 

World War IIoral history Richard Candida Smith
Department of History
University of California, Berkeley
Using Oral History in Teaching”
1:32:45

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Date: June 17, 2003

Readings & Links

 

Vietnam - presenting a public history

Marcia Eymann,
Curator of Historical Photography
Oakland Museum of California
“California & Vietnam:
Doing Difficult History”

Dates: May 21, 2002
& May 20, 2003

Readings & Links

Vietnampresenting a public history Chareles Wollenberg
Department of History
Vista College
“Confessions of an Historical Consultant”
1:25:34

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Date: June 16, 2003

Readings & Links

Civil Rights Movementorganizing in the South Rachel Reinhard, Graduate Student
University of California, Berkeley
“Making Voting Rights a Reality in Mississippi”
1:25:48

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Date: July 11, 2003

 

Civil Rights Movementcurrent issues

Leon Litwack, Department of History
University of California, Berkeley
"Sounds of Fury:
From Civil Rights Movement to the Present"

Date: June 20, 2003

Readings & Links

Twentieth and Twenty-First Centurymulticultural history Ron Takaki, Department of History
University of California, Berkeley
“Why Multiculturalism Matters:
A Curriculum for the Twenty-First Century”

Date: December 19, 2002