History 7B - Spring 2006: US History: from Civil War to Present
by UC Berkeley
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History 7B: US History, from Civil War to Present - Spring 2006. Lectures available as streaming video at webcast.berkeley.edu/courses.
||Concluding Lecture: 9/11 and Beyond||--||5/4/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Conservatism Reborn - From Reagan to W. Bush II||--||5/2/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Religious Right||--||4/30/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Iranian Hostage Crisis||--||4/27/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rise and Fall of Richard Nixon||--||4/25/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Vietnam War||--||4/23/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Feminism and Antifeminism||--||4/20/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||1960s Protest: From Reform to Revolution||--||4/18/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Barry Goldwater and the Rise of the Right||--||4/16/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Reconstruction Redux: Civil Rights Part 2||--||4/13/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Building a Movement: Civil Rights Part 1||--||4/11/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||In the Shadow of the Bomb: 1950s Culture||--||4/6/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cold War: The Domestic Front||--||4/4/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Emergence of the Postwar Order||--||4/2/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||WWII: The Good War?||--||3/23/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||WWII: Pacific Front||--||3/21/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||WWII: The War Economy||--||3/19/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||New Deal, Part 2||--||3/16/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Great Depression and New Deal||--||3/14/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||The 1920's: The Jazz Age||--||3/12/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Roaring 20's and The Scopes Trial||--||3/7/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Great War||--||3/5/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Midterm Review Lecture||--||2/26/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Election of 1912||--||2/23/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Spanish American War||--||2/21/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Victorian Women||--||2/16/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Progressivism||--||2/14/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Social Thought in the Gilded Age||--||2/12/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Meaning of Whiteness||--||2/9/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Immigrant Culture||--||2/7/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Workers and Unions||--||2/5/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Gilded Age Politics||--||2/2/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||The 'New South'||--||1/31/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Economics of Industrialization||--||1/29/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Settling of the West||--||1/26/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Conquest of the West||--||1/24/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Reconstruction||--||1/22/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Civil War and Its Aftermath; Emancipation||--||1/19/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Introductory Lecture||Course Logistics and Requirements; What is History; The United States Civil War||1/17/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
Believe it or not, History could be fascinating. She proved it. Once get started, You could never stop listening for 39 hours.
She makes history riveting.
Thank you, Professor Burns for recording these engaging lectures that are helping me finally get a grasp of American history and to really see how the past is not dead. Burns not only gives a good overview of the important events and people in the U.S. from the Civil War to the present, she actually helped me see the root of many of our modern day political clashes and why the country is still so divided on what the roles of both government and business should be.
I'm an avid reader, but I'd rather have a tooth pulled than sift thorugh a history textbook. She makes learning about history both fun and easy. The lectures are entertaining and thought provoking, and they have given me a good foundation of U.S. history and a newfound interest in the subject--so much so that I'd like to read more about it.
Phenomenal Lecture Series
I started this lecture series immediately after listening to Dr. Blight's well-known and (rightfully) highly-regarded "Civil War & Reconstruction" course;
Dr. Burns course is the perfect subsequent installment for a complete survey of US history from 1850-or-so (Blight) to present (Burns). She seemed to highlight everything I wanted to know and never lingered on less-enticing topics. She's an excellent orator in regards to both content and delivery. Dr. Burns course was a pleasure to listen to - so glad I found this lecture series.