Thursday, November 15, 2007

Reform Movements (1830s)

History and toddlers don't mix well. This is another short lecture, interrupted periodically by the strange antics of my daughter. Best of luck making sense out of this one...

Jacksonian Democracy (short lecture)

This one's only about 50 minutes long and gets cut off at the end because my battery died. You didn't miss much.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Federalist Era II

Foreign policy of the 1790s; Alien and Sedition Acts; the fall of the Federalist Party.

Federalist Era I

Back again after a long layoff. Lecture deals with the domestic politics of the Federalist Era during the 1790s.


This lecture deals with the Articles of Confederation period.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Empires in Conflict

This lecture covers some of the major geopolitical events for the British colonies in the 18th century, including the wars of the 1730s-1760s and the colonists' growing discontent with Great Britain.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Other Colonial Models (Carolina and Pennsylvania)

Contrasts across the board. After a discussion of Roger Williams and the Salem Witch hysteria, we look at two of the other colonies that usually get lost in the attention given to Virginia and Massachusetts.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Jamestown and Virginia

You wouldn't have wanted to live there.

Colonial Knowledge/French and English Ventures

Lecture covers the sources of European "knowledge" about the Western hemispheric peoples; then addresses the particular features of French and English forays into North America.

Friday, September 7, 2007

New Spain

The origins of European colonialism. Examination of the motives and processes that brought Spain into the western hemisphere.

Plus, I waste ten minutes at the start of class discussing the particularities of National Waffle Week and National Biscuit Month.