Friday, March 23, 2007

World War II, part II

The rest of the story. In this lecture, we consider the meaning of World War II on the home front and look at the escalating violence that marked the final year of the war.

World War II, part I

Back from break. This lecture addresses the origins of the second World War and examines the factors that led to US entry into the war.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Depression (II)

Note to self -- always check batteries. For the third time this semester, I goofed with the recording technology. The first 30 minutes is from the lecture itself, while the last hour was recorded in my home studio, which doubles as a living room.

This lecture covers the broad features of FDR's New Deal, with an emphasis on its mixed legacy for different groups.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Great Depression (Part I)

Brother, Can you Spare a Dime?

Lecture covers the origins of the Great Depression, the consequences for different groups of Americans, and the political outcomes for Hoover and Roosevelt.

Monday, March 05, 2007

1920s (culture and politics)

Here's the next lecture. No time to describe it . . . Too much to do today. Lots of stuff about the KKK and the so-called "culture wars" of the 1920s.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

1920s (politics and economics)

Not always so jazzy.

Lecture covers the debates about the League of Nations, global influence of the US during the 1920s -- politically, economically, militarily -- as well as the reactions against immigration during the post-WWI era.