The Age of Jefferson and Madison

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.

American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson

Speaker(s): Joseph J. Ellis Duration: 22 minutes 57 seconds

Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists

Speaker(s): Carol Berkin Duration: 0 seconds

The Haitian Revolution: A New Vision of Freedom in the Atlantic World

Speaker(s): Laurent Dubois Duration: 7 minutes 41 seconds

Thomas Jefferson and Southern Electoral Politics

Speaker(s): Garry Wills Duration: 41 minutes 56 seconds

What did Jefferson think about American freedom?

Speaker(s): Peter S. Onuf Duration: 1 minute 38 seconds

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

Alexander Hamilton, American

Speaker(s): Richard Brookhiser Duration: 31 minutes 15 seconds

Anti-Federalism and Dissent in Constitutional History

Speaker(s): Saul Cornell, James G. Basker Duration: 31 minutes 37 seconds

Anti-Slavery Literature in the Founding Era

Speaker(s): James G. Basker Duration: 41 minutes 36 seconds

Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character

Speaker(s): Roger G. Kennedy Duration: 38 minutes 45 seconds

Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic

Speaker(s): Gordon S. Wood Duration: 39 minutes 6 seconds

Guns, Horses, and the Grass Revolution

Speaker(s): Elliott West Duration: 1 hour 12 minute

Jefferson and the Constitution

Speaker(s): Peter S. Onuf Duration: 1 hour 9 minutes 10 seconds

Jefferson as Revolutionary

Speaker(s): Frank Cogliano Duration: 36 minutes 58 seconds

Madison and the Constitution

Speaker(s): Larry Kramer Duration: 39 minutes 5 seconds

Slavery and the Early American Economy

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

The Hemingses of Monticello

Speaker(s): Annette Gordon-Reed Duration: 38 minutes 39 seconds

The Post-Revolutionary Generation

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

The Real Treason of Aaron Burr

Speaker(s): Gordon S. Wood Duration: 46 minutes 3 seconds