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  1. David M. Kennedy: Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945

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    David M. Kennedy is Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History at Stanford University. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945.…

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    • Eric Foner: 1866: The Birth of Civil Rights

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      Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, explains how the legal status of former slaves after the Civil War helped to define citizenship in the United States. He looks…

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      • Gary Gerstle: The Progressive Era

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        Gary Gerstle, Professor of History at the University of Maryland, disusses the Progressive movement of the early 1900s with an audience of high school students.  He examines the ideals…

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        • Philip Morgan: The African Slave Trade, 1500-1800

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          Historian Philip D. Morgan explores the core experiences of slavery itself, including life on the African coast and on sugar plantations in the new world.  He discusses the wide range…

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          • Mary Beth Norton: In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692

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            In this lecture, historian Mary Beth Norton examines the original court documents from the Salem witchcraft trials; she places these well-known events in the context of the Indian wars and other witch…

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            • Introduction to "History by Era"

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              Senior Historian of the Gilder Lehrman Institute website, Carol Berkin, guides users through our newest feature, "History by Era."

            • Carol Berkin: Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists

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              Calling on her two best known books, A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the US Constitution and Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence, Carol Berkin, Presidential…

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              • Taxation and Representation: The Imperial Debate between Britain and the Americans

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                Brown University historian Gordon Wood describes the British and American conceptions of representation during the eighteenth century, widely diverging points of view that were forged by radically…

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                • Larry Kramer: Brown v. Board of Education and Its Effect on Civil Rights

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                  Larry Kramer, Dean at Stanford Law School, walks his class through the complicated legal twists and turns created by the Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision. He explains the ramifications…

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                  • Register for Amazing Grace: How Writers Helped End Slavery

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                    Discover the antislavery writers and reformers of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries whose passionate words formed the vanguard of a global movement. Join Gilder Lehrman in a study of the poetry,…

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                    • Eric Foner: Reconstruction and Citizenship

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                      Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, explains how the legal status of former slaves after the Civil War helped to define citizenship in the United States. …

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