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American History (Video)

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UCTV programs take a closer look at the events, people and places that shaped the American experience from the history of early exploration through modern times.

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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard Professor Annette Gordon-Reed for a discussion of her work as a lawyer/historian focusing on the contradictions in the life of Thomas Jefferson. Topics covered in the conversation include how her training as a lawyer empowered her to overturn the conventional historical view of the relationship between Jefferson and Sally Hemings. Professor Gordon-Reed highlights the racism embedded in Jeffersonian historiography; ignoring, for example, factual evidence, which confirmed that Jefferson was the father of Sally Heming’s children. In examining the evolution of Jefferson’s ideas on slavery, Professor Gordon-Reed emphasizes how Jefferson’s theory of slavery evolved as he adapted to the reality of American social and political life. She concludes with an the implications of her work for understanding the present turmoil over black/ white relations in the U.S. today. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 31519]
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11/14/16 • 54 min

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Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles transformed both US and World History. These seminal liberation struggles include the important yet relatively unknown series of early twentieth-century southern African American streetcar boycotts as well as the iconic Civil Rights-Black Power Insurgency (1935-75). First, Waldo Martin examines why and how these foundational freedom struggles proved essential to the making of the modern African American Freedom Movement. Second, he examines the centrality of the modern African American Freedom Movement to both the creation of the modern United States and the development of the modern world. Waldo Martin is the Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professor of American History & Citizenship at the University of California, Berkeley. Series: "UC Berkeley Graduate Lectures" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 35148]
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01/15/20 • 88 min

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12/31/19 • 39 min

America’s pre-WWII anxieties, Depression-era economic disparity, and the potential for positive social movements arise in this conversation about Frank Capra (director) and Robert Riskin’s (screenwriter) film Meet John Doe (1941) between author Victoria Riskin (Robert Riskin and Fay Wray: A Hollywood Memoir) and film scholar Charles Wolfe. Riskin and Wolfe discuss the multiple endings shot for the film, and Riskin reads passages from her father’s England-based radio broadcasts amidst the Battle of Britain. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Humanities] [Show ID: 35397]
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12/31/19 • 39 min

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11/15/18 • 5 min

Should your art send you to prison? Rap lyrics are increasingly turning up as evidence in courtrooms across the country. The fictional characters portrayed in violent gansta rap songs are often a far cry from the true personalities of the artists behind them, yet uninitiated audiences easily conflate artist with character and fiction with fact. On a broader scale, using rap lyrics as evidence in criminal cases also raises questions about artistic freedom, freedom of speech and the rights of all citizens to receive a fair trial. UC Irvines Charis E. Kubrin, Ph.D and Adam Dunbar explore these issues. Series: "Zot Talks" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 31368]
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11/15/18 • 5 min

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11/07/18 • 3 min

Ron Goode, Tribal Chairman of the North Fork Mono Tribe, led UC Davis professor, Beth Rose Middleton Manning's, students through a cultural burn. Students participated in preparing the land and igniting the fire, and contributed to a historic indigenous tradition. Cultural burning practices empower Native American communities, and could possibly be used as a tool to help alleviate devastating wildfires. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Humanities] [Agriculture] [Show ID: 34098]
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11/07/18 • 3 min

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09/11/17 • 21 min

In this candid and heartwarming interview, Tam O'Shaughnessy, the life partner of the late astronaut Sally Ride, describes her long relationship with the first American woman in space. From their days on the teen tennis circuit in California through Sally’s historic flights on the Space Shuttle Challenger to their parallel academic careers and later, founding their own company, Tam tells how their deep friendship blossomed over time into a romance that ended with Sally’s death from cancer in 2012. As the Executive Director of Sally Ride Science@UC San Diego, Tam continues to inspire girls to embrace STEM, and shares her profound pride as the sponsor of the newly commissioned R/V Sally Ride, the first Naval academic research vessel ever named for a woman, now operated by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Series: "Women in Science" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Science] [Education] [Show ID: 31454]
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09/11/17 • 21 min

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12/26/16 • 82 min

Thomas Jefferson had a vision for the United States of America but race and slavery complicated his views of what kind of society was possible on the American continent. One of the foremost scholars on Jefferson, Pulitzer prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed is a professor of American Legal History at Harvard University. Series: "UC Berkeley Graduate Lectures" [Humanities] [Show ID: 31530]
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12/26/16 • 82 min

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As the contentious 2016 election season heads into its final weeks, California Live speakers from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley delve into the impact of race, gender and income inequality on the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Panelists are: Dean Henry E. Brady, political science professor Sarah Anzia, social psychology professor Jack Glaser and civil rights attorney and Goldman School alum Jonathan Stein. Moderated by Maria Echaveste, Policy and Program Director at Berkeley Law's Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy Series: "UC Public Policy Channel" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 31452]
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10/24/16 • 56 min

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UCLA history professor Brenda Stevenson studies slavery and the Antebellum South, some of our country’s most painful moments and eras. Because there is not much in the way of documentary evidence of the lives of women of color, enslaved women and women from the South, Stevenson must work as an investigator to discover their inner lives and experiences. This is often done through stories told through the age, some of which she shares in this UCLA Faculty Lecture. Series: "UCLA Faculty Research Lectures" [Humanities] [Show ID: 35126]
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12/19/19 • 59 min

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How many episodes does American History (Video) have?

American History (Video) currently has 15 episodes available.

What topics does American History (Video) cover?

The podcast is about Society & Culture, History and Podcasts.

What is the most popular episode on American History (Video)?

The episode title 'Thomas Jefferson Sally Hemings and the Burden of Slavery with Annette Gordon-Reed - Conversations with History' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on American History (Video)?

The average episode length on American History (Video) is 55 minutes.

How often are episodes of American History (Video) released?

Episodes of American History (Video) are typically released every 21 days.

When was the first episode of American History (Video)?

The first episode of American History (Video) was released on Oct 24, 2016.

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