Facing the New Millennium

These videos and podcasts by eminent scholars, master teachers, and other speakers open a variety of ways to explore American history. The presentations range from two- or three-minute interview clips to hour-long lectures. Whether you watch them in class, assign them to your students for homework, or download them to your iPod for a long road trip, each one can give you new insight into the past.

Reflections on the History of Environmental Health and Sustainability

Speaker(s): James Engell Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes 1 second

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

America at the End of the 20th Century, Part 1

Speaker(s): James T. Patterson Duration: 33 minutes 43 seconds

Defining the Twentieth Century

Speaker(s): Edward L. Ayers Duration: 57 minutes 58 seconds

Economic and Financial Crises in American History Day 3

Speaker(s): Richard Sylla Duration: 0 seconds

Economic and Financial Crises in American History Day 5

Speaker(s): Richard Sylla Duration: 0 seconds

Economic and Financial Crises in American History, Part 1

Speaker(s): Richard Sylla Duration: 1 hour 31 minutes 17 seconds

FDR’s First 100 Days . . . and Obama’s

Speaker(s): Anthony J. Badger Duration: 38 minutes 6 seconds

Generations in Captivity: Slavery in America

Speaker(s): Ira Berlin Duration: 43 minutes 31 seconds

How did war shape the twentieth century?

Speaker(s): Jennifer D. Keene Duration: 49 seconds

Nature, Culture, and Native Americans

Speaker(s): Daniel Wildcat Duration: 50 minutes 25 seconds

Political and Social Legacies of the Sixties

Speaker(s): Michael Flamm Duration: 52 minutes 16 seconds

The American Fascination with the Civil War

Speaker(s): Gary W. Gallagher Duration: 3 minutes 11 seconds

The American West: Urban v. Rural

Speaker(s): Richard White Duration: 2 minutes 12 seconds

The Changing Face of the Supreme Court in American History

Speaker(s): A. E. Dick Howard Duration: 46 minutes 36 seconds

The Origins of the Cold War

Speaker(s): John Lewis Gaddis Duration: 58 minutes 10 seconds

The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope

Speaker(s): Andrew Delbanco Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes 8 seconds

The Rise and Fall of Federal Power from the Founding Era to the New Deal

Speaker(s): Larry Kramer Duration: 41 minutes 48 seconds

What are the legacies of the civil rights movement?

Speaker(s): Jacquelyn Dowd Hall Duration: 3 minutes 19 seconds