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.

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

Alexander Hamilton, American

Speaker(s): Richard Brookhiser

Anti-Federalism and Dissent in Constitutional History

Speaker(s): Saul Cornell, James G. Basker

Anti-Slavery Literature in the Founding Era

Speaker(s): James G. Basker

Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists

Speaker(s): Carol Berkin

Guns, Horses, and the Grass Revolution

Speaker(s): Elliott West

Jefferson and the Constitution

Speaker(s): Peter S. Onuf

Jefferson as Revolutionary

Speaker(s): Frank Cogliano

Madison and the Constitution

Speaker(s): Larry Kramer

Slavery and the Early American Economy

Speaker(s): Edward L. Ayers

The Hemingses of Monticello

Speaker(s): Annette Gordon-Reed

The Post-Revolutionary Generation

Speaker(s): Joyce Appleby