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Constitutional Period
origins 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

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Constitutional Period
origins 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

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Early Republic
democracy, immigration, and citizenship

Jon Gjerde, Department of History
University of California, Berkeley

American Democracy, Citizenship & Education
1:28:00

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Early Republic
race, 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Depression Era
social & cultural history

Lawrence Levine, Department of History
George Mason University
Man and Superman: Success, Individualism,
and Institutions in Depression America

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Date: April 27, 2004

 

 

World War II
oral 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

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Vietnam
presenting 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

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Civil Rights Movement
American social history - the integration of baseball
Jules Tygiel, Department of History
San Francisco State University
“Baseball as History: Jackie Robinson
and the Civil Rights Struggle”

1:25:48

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Date: January 27, 2004

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Civil Rights Movement
organizing 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

Web Resource
Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive

 

History Education
Bill Scott, Graduate Student
University of California, Berkeley
"Historical Research and K-12 Teaching:
Bridging the Gap.”
45:48

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Date: November 18, 2003