Thursday, February 22, 2007

World War I (part 2)

Over there. This lecture continues with the "framing" of the war; addresses the federal management of the war effort; and looks at how the war opened up discussions about national identity and citizenship.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

World War I

Not a good war. This lecture covers the causes of World War I and the reasons for America's eventual entry into the war; some discussion of how the war was "framed" by Wilson and his administration.

Apologies for the poor sound quality -- I had to record this lecture using my computer's internal microphone, so the audio is a little softer than usual.

Friday, February 16, 2007


Remember the Maine! Today's lecture gives an overview of the progressive movement -- the kinds of issues that preoccupied reformers; the methods and theories they relied on; and the underlying causes of progressive politics. We also look at some of the more radical voices during this era, including the Industrial Workers of the World.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Imperialism (continued)

Apologies to podcast subscribers -- I goofed last week and somehow neglected to turn on my recorder at the start of class. Bummer. It was a good lecture, much more coherent than this.

But since it's Blame Someone Else Day (I'm not kidding -- look it up), I'm going to blame my 9-month-old baby. As for the lecture itself, it covers the debate over the Philippines, Indian assimilation, and Teddy Roosevelt's strange ideas about manliness and nationhood.

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Race and Jim Crow; Populism

Bob Marley Day. Smoke 'em if you've got 'em.

This lecture covers segregation and lynching, then briefly introduces and describes the Populist movement.

Friday, February 02, 2007

The West (continued); Labor and Working Class Lives

Return those shopping carts

After a brief investigation of the Feb. 1 holidays, we finish our discussion of the West and look at the organization of working class life.

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