The skeptic's guide to American history
|Format:||Book on CD 2012|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
SummaryProfessor Mark A. Stolers discusses how much of what we know about American history is also mythical and mistaken. He examines some of the myths, such as those concerning the origins of religious tolerance in America, the American Revolution, George Washington, the causes of the Civil War, the causes and conduct of World War II and the Cold War, and America's supposed history of isolationism and anti-imperialism as well as our government's laissez-faire policies regarding business.
Contentslecture 1. Religious toleration in Colonial America?
lecture 2. Neither American nor revolutionary?
lecture 3. The constitution did not create a democracy
lecture 4. Washington, failures and real accomplishments
lecture 5. Confusions about Jefferson and Hamilton
lecture 6. Andrew Jackson, an odd symbol of democracy
lecture 7. The second great awakening, enduring impacts
lecture 8. Did slavery really cause the Civil War?
lecture 9. The Civil War's actual turning points
lecture 10. The myth of laissez-faire
lecture 11. Misconceptions about the original populists
lecture 12. Labor in America, a strange history
lecture 13. Myths about American isolation and empire
lecture 14. Early progressives were not liberals
lecture 15. Woodrow Wilson and the rating of presidents
lecture 16. The roaring Twenties reconsidered
lecture 17. Hoover and the Great Depression revisited
lecture 18. What did Roosevelt's New Deal really do?
Disc 10: 19. World War II misconceptions and myths
lecture 20. Was the Cold War inevitable?
lecture 21. The real blunders of the Vietnam War
lecture 22. Myths about American wars
lecture 23. Who matters in American history?
lecture 24. History did not begin with us.
|Series||Great courses (Compact disc)|
United States -- Politics and government.
|Publisher|| Chantilly, Va. :Teaching Co.,2012
Mark A. Stoler, lecturer.
12 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 180 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Accompanying course guidebook includes bibliographical references (pages 172-180).