The Seventies

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.

Earth Day 1970: The Teach-In That Made the Green Generation

Speaker(s): Adam Rome Duration: 4 minutes 35 seconds

Nixon, Executive Power, and the Constitution

Speaker(s): R. B. Bernstein Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes 21 seconds

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

The Origins of the Cold War

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

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

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

Brown v. Board of Education and Its Effect on Civil Rights

Speaker(s): Larry Kramer Duration: 54 minutes 15 seconds

Defining the Twentieth Century

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

Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945–1974

Speaker(s): James T. Patterson Duration: 39 minutes 55 seconds

Introduction to Supreme Court Controversies throughout History

Speaker(s): Larry Kramer Duration: 18 minutes 59 seconds

Political and Social Legacies of the Sixties

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

Race and Renaissance: African Americans in Pittsburgh Since World War II

Speaker(s): Joseph W. Trotter Duration: 17 minutes 14 seconds

The Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Cold War

Speaker(s): Aaron David Miller Duration: 37 minutes 21 seconds

The Changing Face of the Supreme Court in American History

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

The US, the Middle East, and the Cold War

Speaker(s): Malcolm Byrne Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes 46 seconds

War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars

Speaker(s): Andrew Carroll Duration: 31 minutes 24 seconds

What are the legacies of the civil rights movement?

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