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.
Civil War I14/12/2007
"Crimsoned in human gore.
Civil War II14/12/2007
Crisis of the 1850s (II)05/12/2007
Everyone goes insane.
Crisis of the 1850s (I)05/12/2007
It gets worse.
Mexican War/Southern Culture & Economy25/11/2007
Recorded at home.
"A compact with death, an agreement with hell."
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)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 Revolution10/11/2007
It's more interesting than it sounds.
War of 181208/11/2007
A weird little war.
An "Empire for Liberty," sort of.
Federalist Era II26/10/2007
Foreign policy of the 1790s; Alien and Sedition Acts; the fall of the Federalist Party.
Federalist Era I26/10/2007
Back again after a long layoff. Lecture deals with the domestic politics of the Federalist Era during the 1790s.
This lecture deals with the Articles of Confederation period.
Empires in Conflict02/10/2007
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 Virginia14/09/2007
You wouldn't have wanted to live there.
Colonial Knowledge/French and English Ventures14/09/2007
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.
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.