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.

Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life

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

Abraham Lincoln’s Inaugural Journey

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

Honor’s Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln

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

Lincoln and Jacksonian Democracy

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

Lincoln’s Family and Childhood

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

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

Abraham Lincoln and the English Imagination

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