The Age of Jackson

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.

Redeeming Martin Van Buren

Speaker(s): Ted Widmer Duration: 39 minutes 56 seconds

The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party

Speaker(s): Michael F. Holt Duration: 42 minutes 57 seconds

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

Lincoln and Jacksonian Democracy

Speaker(s): Sean Wilentz Duration: 18 minutes 29 seconds

A Man for All Seasons: Lincoln in Spain

Speaker(s): Carolyn Boyd Duration: 26 minutes 31 seconds

A Teacher’s Tour of the Battle of Gettysburg

Speaker(s): Matthew Pinsker Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes 54 seconds

Abraham Lincoln and the English Imagination

Speaker(s): Adam I. P. Smith Duration: 23 minutes 58 seconds

Abraham Lincoln in Germany and Italy

Speaker(s): Eugenio Biagini Duration: 21 minutes 51 seconds

Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life

Speaker(s): Richard Carwardine Duration: 34 minutes 34 seconds

Abraham Lincoln’s Impact on East Asia: A Preliminary Study

Speaker(s): De-min Tao Duration: 19 minutes 3 seconds

Abraham Lincoln’s Inaugural Journey

Speaker(s): Harold Holzer Duration: 17 minutes 30 seconds

Africans’ Appropriations of the Symbolism of Abraham Lincoln

Speaker(s): Kevin Gaines Duration: 22 minutes 23 seconds

Comments on Lincoln Lectures

Speaker(s): Patricia Clavin Duration: 8 minutes 33 seconds

Great Biographies: African American Athletes

Speaker(s): Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Duration: 17 minutes 32 seconds

Hating and Loving the “Real” Abe Lincoln: Lincoln and the American South

Speaker(s): David W. Blight Duration: 38 minutes 31 seconds

Honor’s Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln

Speaker(s): Douglas L. Wilson Duration: 41 minutes 54 seconds

Introduction to Supreme Court Controversies throughout History

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

Learning from Lincoln

Speaker(s): Lewis E. Lehrman Duration: 29 minutes 1 second

Lincoln and Black Abolitionists

Speaker(s): Manisha Sinha Duration: 27 minutes 5 seconds

Lincoln and Ireland

Speaker(s): Kevin Kenny Duration: 24 minute

Lincoln and Race

Speaker(s): James Oakes Duration: 22 minutes 51 seconds

Lincoln and the Rights of Black Americans

Speaker(s): Eric Foner Duration: 33 minutes 50 seconds

Lincoln at Peoria

Speaker(s): Lewis E. Lehrman Duration: 39 minutes 32 seconds

Lincoln, Slavery, and Nineteenth-Century Abolition

Speaker(s): David Brion Davis Duration: 24 minutes 1 second

Lincoln, Slavery, and Race

Speaker(s): Ira Berlin Duration: 31 minutes 40 seconds

Lincoln’s Family and Childhood

Speaker(s): Catherine Clinton Duration: 22 minutes 8 seconds

Lincoln’s Horizons: The Nationalist as Internationalist

Speaker(s): Richard Carwardine Duration: 41 minutes 59 seconds

Lincoln’s Religion

Speaker(s): Richard Carwardine Duration: 27 minutes 12 seconds

Lincoln’s Views on Slavery

Speaker(s): Allen C. Guelzo Duration: 1 minute 46 seconds

Many Lincolns: His Changing Image

Speaker(s): Andrew Delbanco Duration: 20 minutes 4 seconds

No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North

Speaker(s): Adam I. P. Smith Duration: 49 minutes 29 seconds

Projecting Lincoln, Projecting America

Speaker(s): Jay Sexton Duration: 28 minutes 5 seconds

Slavery and the Early American Economy

Speaker(s): Edward L. Ayers Duration: 56 minutes 5 seconds

The American West: A Work in Progress

Speaker(s): Patricia Limerick Duration: 47 minutes 55 seconds

The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln through His Words

Speaker(s): Ronald C. White Duration: 37 minutes 31 seconds

The Emergence of the Frontier, the Expansion of Railroads, and Mining

Speaker(s): William G. Thomas Duration: 52 minutes 32 seconds

The European Image of Lincoln

Speaker(s): Harold Holzer Duration: 48 minutes 53 seconds

The Post-Revolutionary Generation

Speaker(s): Joyce Appleby Duration: 53 minutes 56 seconds

War between Neighbors: The Coming of the Civil War

Speaker(s): Edward L. Ayers Duration: 37 minutes 43 seconds