Empire Building

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’s Emergence as a Global Power

Speaker(s): Jeremi Suri Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes 5 seconds

How did war shape the twentieth century?

Speaker(s): Jennifer D. Keene Duration: 49 seconds

World Power, Imperialism, and the Spanish American War

Speaker(s): Thomas Knock Duration: 3 hours 2 minutes 8 seconds

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

Imperialism & the Spanish American War

Speaker(s): David Stanley Duration: 1 hour 23 minutes 42 seconds

Morgan: American Financier

Speaker(s): Jean Strouse Duration: 33 minutes 43 seconds

Parks and Politics: A Look at Federal Land

Speaker(s): Patricia Limerick Duration: 51 minutes 26 seconds

The Lion’s Pride: Theodore Roosevelt and His Family in Peace and War

Speaker(s): Edward J. Renehan, Jr. Duration: 36 minutes 31 seconds