The First Age of Reform

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.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life

Speaker(s): Lori D. Ginzberg Duration: 35 minutes 41 seconds

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

American Legal History: Colonial Era to 1800

Speaker(s): Larry Kramer Duration: 51 minutes 24 seconds

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Speaker(s): David Reynolds Duration: 26 minute

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Q&A

Speaker(s): David Reynolds Duration: 6 minutes 13 seconds

Learning from Lincoln

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

The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party

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