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.

A Voyage Long and Strange

Speaker(s): Tony Horwitz Duration: 1 hour 18 minutes 7 seconds

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

America before Columbus

Speaker(s): Charles C. Mann Duration: 44 minutes 27 seconds

Europeans and the New World, 1400–1530

Speaker(s): Brian DeLay Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes 25 seconds

How was North America settled before European colonization?

Speaker(s): Peter Mancall Duration: 1 minute 47 seconds

Monuments and Memorials: The South in American History

Speaker(s): Edward L. Ayers Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes 21 seconds