The skeptic's guide to American history

Format: DVD 2012
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Northern Tier Regional Library Nonfiction GRT COURSES 973 DVD STOLE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Northland Public Library Nonfiction 973 ST6 (DVD)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  973 ST6 (DVD)
Sewickley Public Library AV - Nonfiction DVDs DVD 973 SKE 2012
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  AV - Nonfiction DVDs
Call Number  DVD 973 SKE 2012
Sorting through misconceptions, myths, and half-truths about America's past is a chance to revisit some of the country's greatest episodes, figures, and themes from a fresh perspective and an opportunity to hone the way to think about and interpret the past, the present, and even the future. This course examines many commonly held myths and half-truths about American history.
Disc 1: 1. Religious toleration in Colonial America?
2. Neither American nor Revolutionary?
3. The constitution did not create a democracy
4. Washington: failures
5. Confusions about Jefferson and Hamilton
6. Andrews Jackson: an odd symbol of democracy
Disc 2: 7. The second great awakening: enduring impacts
8. Did slavery really cause the Civil War?
9. Th Civil War's actual turning points
10. The myth of Laisses-Faire
11. Misconceptions about the original populists
12. Labor in AMerica: a strange history
Disc 3: 13. Myths about American isolation and empire
14. Early progressives were not liberals
15. Woodrow Wilson and the rating of presidents
16. The roaring Twenties reconsidered
17. Hoover and the Great Depression revisited
18. What did Roosevelt's New Deal really do?
Disc 4: 19. World War II misconceptions and myths
20. Was the Cold War inevitable?
21. The real blunders of the Vietnam War
22. Myths about American Wars
23. Who matters in AMerican history?
24. History did not begin with us.

Additional Information
Series Great courses (DVD). Modern history.
Subjects United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government.
Educational films.
Publisher Chantilly, Va. :Teaching Co.,2012
Other Titles American history
Contributors Stoler, Mark A.
Teaching Company.
Participants/Performers Lecturer: Professor Mark A. Stoler, the University of Vermont.
Language English
Notes 24 of 30 minute lectures on 4 discs.
Course guide book including lecture outlines and notes, a time line, glossary, biographical notes and bibliography.
"Course No. 8588."
System Details DVD.
Description 4 videodiscs (720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (180 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
ISBN 1598038575
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