22 - Edward P. Jones, The Known World
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10 - J. D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
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15 - Lincoln, Leadership, and Race: Emancipation as Policy
Professor Blight follows Robert E. Lee's army north into Maryland during the summer of 1862, an invasion that culminated in the Battle of Antietam, fought in September of 1862. In the wake of Antietam, Abraham Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, a document that changed the meaning of the war forever. Professor Blight suggests some of the ways in which Americans have attempted to come to grips with the enigmatic Lincoln, and argues that, in the end, it may be Lincoln's capac
11 - Slavery and State Rights, Economies and Ways of Life: What Caused the Civil War?
Professor Blight begins this lecture with an attempt to answer the question "why did the South secede in 1861?" Blight offers five possible answers to this question: preservation of slavery, "the fear thesis," southern nationalism, the "agrarian thesis," and the "honor thesis." After laying out the roots of secession, Blight focuses on the historical profession, suggesting some of the ways in which historians have attempted to explain the coming of the Civil War. Blight begins with James Ford Rh
Child Labor: "...it is better for children to learn to work when they are little"
Children's lives have changed dramatically in America in the last hundred years. Today we take it for granted that children will attend public school and not work full-time, but in the early 1900's, laws regulating child labor were still evolving. Hear what Kansas parents and business owners had to say about these laws when they first took effect.
The Viking Age: England and Francia
Scandinavians, popularly known as Vikings, began to explore and settle in Europe from the ninth century. Contemporary Christian writers voiced their dismay at what they saw as the sudden eruption of these savage pagans into their area. Commentators since, down to the 20th century have largely echoed these writers' views, sometimes portraying the Scandinavians as mindless thugs led by psychopaths. In a period when savagery in warfare was commonplace, the Vikings have been placed by some in a spec
Short Walks from Bogota: Journeys in the New Colombia [Audio]
Speaker(s): Tom Feiling | Tom Feiling, who has spent years in Colombia, unpicks the tangled fabric of this oft-misunderstood country and explores its fascinating history and society. This event marks the publication of Tom's new book Short Walks from Bogotá: Journeys in the new Colombia. Tom Feiling is the filmmaker of Resistencia: Hip-Hop in Colombia, which won numerous awards at film festivals around the world, and was broadcast in four countries. In 2003 he became Campaigns Director for the
Flu pandemic : how prepared are we?
In this podcast Professor Robert Dingwall, Director of the 'Institute of Science and Society' at the University of Nottingham, and a member of the UK government’s Department of Heath committee on the ethical aspects of pandemic influenza, discusses the causes and potential impact of a flu pandemic on the UK. In particular, examining how prepared the UK government is to cope with the medical and social impacts of a flu pandemic, and what steps we can take as individuals to protect ourselves
Papers of George Washington
In this section of our site, we have endeavored to provide teachers and students with useful primary and secondary materials to help foster understanding of early America through the life of George Washington. These resources can work on several levels. First, the twelve slides themselves provide a general chronology of the life of George Washington as well as secondary information on the larger historical context. Ideally, this background material reiterates your own class text readings and dis
Domuztepe is a large (20 hectares) site, dating to the Halaf period of the 6th millennium BC. It has extensive prehistoric architectural, burial, and occupational remains. The site also has evidence of Roman and Medieval occupation, including a cemetery dating to the 9th-10th centuries AD and an Early Medieval building with thick plaster mortar walls. Joint excavations led by Elizabeth Carter of the University of California, Los Angeles and Stuart Campbell of the University of Manchester have be
Micromorphology samples from the Upper Paleolithic cave site, Geissenklosterle, Germany. This cave site has important evidence about early Aurignacian / Upper Paleolithic occupation in Europe, including evidence for some of the earliest evidence for symbolic, artistic and musical expression in Europe.
Downloadable Multimedia Resources by President
This site features a multimedia exhibit of key events and decisions that U.S. presidents faced in the 20th century: the stock market crash, Pearl Harbor, the atomic bomb, Little Rock school integration, Gulf of Tonkin, trip to China, Berlin Wall, and more.
Daniel Herwitz on Talk Show Democracy
Philosopher and political commentator Daniel Herwitz launched the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA 2010 Great Texts Big Questions lecture series on 4 March when he discussed Talk Show Democracy Stars Celebrities and American PoliticsProfessor Herwitz Director of the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan USA is currently Mellon Visiting Research Fellow at UCT He is the author of Star as Icon about the creation of this media persona from the joint forces
RoseLee Goldberg on Performance Art
RoseLee Goldberg South African-born world authority on performance art spoke at the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture on 11 March Goldberg illustrious career as art historian critic curator and author has spanned almost three decades and has helped shape the public view of live performance as a visual art form Her book Performance Art from Futurism to the Present was first published in 1979 and pioneered the study of performance art even
Godwin Bradbeer Artist Talk
RMIT Gallery Artist Talk featuring Godwin Bradbeer discussing his work as part of the exhibition Contemporary Australian Drawing 1.
Graduate interview - Dearne O'Halloran
An account of what the motivating factors were which inspired this student to engage in the study of the environment at RMIT and how it led to her current employment.
The Battle of Bennington: An American Victory
recounts a small but important triumph in the summer of 1777. For two months, General John Burgoyne led his army along the Lake Champlain-Hudson River corridor, capturing several American forts. In August, however, finding himself in need of provisions, wagons, and horses, he sent a force to Bennington, ...
Wheat Farms, Flour Mills, and Railroads: A Web of Interdependence
examines those three industries as they evolved together in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and North Dakota during the late 1800s. The three depended on each other for success and propelled this region to dominance in U.S. flour production for more than half a century.
Hopewell Furnace: A Pennsylvania Iron-making Plantation
This site tells the story of one of the 65 small ironworks operating in southeast Pennsylvania during the American Revolution. The Hopewell Furnace, located in forested hills and valleys along French Creek in Berks County, operated from 1771 to 1883. The furnace was the center of a self-contained hierarchical ...
Ybor City: Cigar Capitol of the World
reveals how immigrant cigar makers adapted to life in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th century while maintaining their ethnic identity. This lesson also describes Cuban immigrant efforts to free Cuba from Spain and their involvement in the Spanish-American War of 1898.