The Roaring Twenties

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.

America between the Wars, 1917–1940, Part 2

Speaker(s): Michael Kazin Duration: 55 minutes 28 seconds

Calvin Coolidge and Economic Growth

Speaker(s): Amity Shlaes Duration: 41 minutes 40 seconds

Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America

Speaker(s): Donald L. Miller Duration: 2 minutes 42 seconds

The Rise of Consumerism in the 1920s

Speaker(s): Michael Flamm Duration: 2 minutes 19 seconds

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

A Life in the Twentieth Century: Innocent Beginnings, 1917–1950

Speaker(s): Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Duration: 57 minutes 12 seconds

America between the Wars, 1917–1940, Part 1

Speaker(s): Michael Kazin Duration: 55 minutes 15 seconds

Defining the Twentieth Century

Speaker(s): Edward L. Ayers Duration: 57 minutes 58 seconds

FDR’s Popularity

Speaker(s): Michael Flamm Duration: 1 minute 54 seconds

Great Biographies: African American Athletes

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

The Power of Radio in the 1930s

Speaker(s): Michael Flamm Duration: 3 minutes 11 seconds