The Quilt Index
This is a hub of information on American quilts and quilt-making. It now features images and documentation for hundreds of quilts from Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, and Illinois. An online discussion is open to anyone interested in the documentation or study of quilts, quilters, and quilting history.
Lecture 40 - The Early Lives of Stars
AST 114: Survey of Astronomy - Lecture Videos - Lecture 40 - The Early Lives of Stars - Missouri State University > COMPLETE COURSES > AST 114: Survey of Astronomy > Lecture Videos > Lecture 40 - The Early Lives of Stars
Lecture 7 - Golden Age of the American Musical
THE 101: Introduction to Theatre and Drama Arts - Lecture Videos - Lecture 7 - Golden Age of the American Musical - Missouri State University > COMPLETE COURSES > THE 101: Introduction to Theatre and Drama Arts > Lecture Videos > Lecture 7 - Golden Age of the American Musical
Lecture 6 - Development of the American Musical
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We Go Pogo!
One of the most popular syndicated comic strips in the mid-20th century was Walt Kelly's Pogo. It offered a satirical take on society and politics. This original strip from 1954 introduced readers to a mythical Kansas bird, the Jayhawk.
Municipal, State, and National Reforms in the Progressive Era
This video is accompanied by text. "During the first decade of the twentieth century, urban populations grew quickly and corruption spread throughout all levels of political institutions. Political machines and dishonest public officials controlled some of the largest cities in the nation. San Francisco lawyer Abe Ruef, who operated one of the most powerful political machines of the era, forced companies to pay substantial bribes to conduct business in the city. For example, a streetcar company
Water: The Big Picture
In a Summer Session Early Start Program Lecture, Professor and Director of the Urban Water Research Center William (Bill) Cooper discusses issues in water resource management. This lecture was recorded on Thursday, August 12, 2010. It begins with Professor Cooper entering in Maasai (Kenya and Northern Tanzania) tribal garb. As he enters, Director of UCI Summer Session Molly Schneider introduces him.
Clothing says what words do not, in the 18th century as well as the 21st. Textiles and costumes curator Linda Baumgarten explains.Author(s):
Passion, Romance, and Intrigue in "Othello"
Themes of jealousy, passion, and betrayal in Shakespeare's "Othello" are as gripping today as they were in the 18th century, says Performing Arts Manager Todd Norris.Author(s):
Education for Citizenship in Revolutionary City
To bring life to the struggles and principles of the 18th century is the goal that guides Revolutionary City programs, says Colonial Williamsburg Foundation President Colin Campbell.Author(s):
Marquis de Lafayette
Portraying the Marquis de Lafayette, Colonial Williamsburg's Mark Schneider tells the story of the Frenchman who helped save the American Revolution.
Jewish Holy Days
Jewish holidays were celebrated by a faithful few in 18th-century colonies. Martha Katz-Hyman outlines the early traditions.Author(s):
The Town Before the Town
An early plantation slumbers beneath Williamsburg's streets and foundations.Author(s):
Wit's Last Stake
Eighteenth-century farce delights 21st-century audiences. Todd Norris describes timeless comic themes.Author(s):
Fashion and Function
A corset's engineered strictness defines the shape of the 18th-century woman. Journeywoman Brooke Welborn explains the trend.Author(s):
The Fifth Virginia Convention
The American rebels stood to lose a lot by winning the war. Sites interpreter B.J. Pryor discusses the risk of success.Author(s):
The British Constitution
The fundamentals of British law reside in the American Constitution. Historian Nancy Milton describes the English influence.Author(s):
Restoration and Reconstruction
Putting an 18th-century face on a 21st-century building is a feat of research and resourcefulness, explains Colonial Williamsburg architect Scott Spence.Author(s):
Witches in the Colonies
Author Carson Hudson shares some practical 17th-century tips for identifying witches.Author(s):
Political pressure and personal bias have hounded American journalists since the first newspapers were printed. Interpreter Dennis Watson talks about the Virginia Gazette.Author(s):