By David Hoogland Noon
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Lectures from History 132 (US since 1865), taught at the University of Alaska Southeast, spring semester 2007. Survey of the political, social, cultural and economic history of the United States since the Civil War.
||1970s||More than disco. Lecture covers the political transformations leading to the rise of the New Right; Carter presidency; and the Iranian hostage crisis.||4/26/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vietnam War (part II)||Destroy the country in order to save it.||4/24/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vietnam War (part I)||Not a good war.||4/21/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Civil Rights II||Direct action and other new tactics for the civil rights campaigns.||4/17/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||War on Poverty||Lecture covers the "rediscovery of poverty" and Johnson's effort to "make war" (sort of) on economic inequality. We look at the modest successes and long-term inadequacies of the anti-poverty measures.||4/17/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Civil Rights in the 1950s||The second Reconstruction. This lecture addresses the origins of the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s.||4/9/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cold War III||Massive retaliation! This lecture examines the foreign policy of the Eisenhower years, with a focus on the emergence of the Middle East as a region of special importance to the US after WWII. The beginning of the lecture makes reference to "Duck and Cover||4/6/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cold War II||I hate talking to myself. This is a short lecture covering the domestic politics of the 1940s and early 1950s -- Truman, McCarthyism, and suburbanization especially.||4/3/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cold War||Long time, no see. I was out of town last week and had to record this lecture in my elaborate home studio. For some reason I was having trouble loading the audio to the server, which explains the delay. This lecture covers the early years of the Cold War||4/1/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||World War II, part II||The rest of the story. In this lecture, we consider the meaning of World War II on the home front and look at the escalating violence that marked the final year of the war.||3/23/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||World War II, part I||Back from break. This lecture addresses the origins of the second World War and examines the factors that led to US entry into the war.||3/23/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Depression (II)||Note to self -- always check batteries. For the third time this semester, I goofed with the recording technology. The first 30 minutes is from the lecture itself, while the last hour was recorded in my home studio, which doubles as a living room. This lec||3/13/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Great Depression (Part I)||Brother, Can you Spare a Dime? Lecture covers the origins of the Great Depression, the consequences for different groups of Americans, and the political outcomes for Hoover and Roosevelt.||3/8/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||1920s (culture and politics)||Here's the next lecture. No time to describe it . . . Too much to do today. Lots of stuff about the KKK and the so-called "culture wars" of the 1920s.||3/5/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||1920s (politics and economics)||Not always so jazzy. Lecture covers the debates about the League of Nations, global influence of the US during the 1920s -- politically, economically, militarily -- as well as the reactions against immigration during the post-WWI era.||3/1/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||World War I (part 2)||Over there. This lecture continues with the "framing" of the war; addresses the federal management of the war effort; and looks at how the war opened up discussions about national identity and citizenship.||2/22/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||World War I||Not a good war. This lecture covers the causes of World War I and the reasons for America's eventual entry into the war; some discussion of how the war was "framed" by Wilson and his administration. Apologies for the poor sound quality -- I had to record||2/21/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Progressivism||Remember the Maine! Today's lecture gives an overview of the progressive movement -- the kinds of issues that preoccupied reformers; the methods and theories they relied on; and the underlying causes of progressive politics. We also look at some of the mo||2/16/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Imperialism (continued)||Apologies to podcast subscribers -- I goofed last week and somehow neglected to turn on my recorder at the start of class. Bummer. It was a good lecture, much more coherent than this. But since it's Blame Someone Else Day (I'm not kidding -- look it up),||2/13/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Race and Jim Crow; Populism||Bob Marley Day. Smoke 'em if you've got 'em. This lecture covers segregation and lynching, then briefly introduces and describes the Populist movement.||2/7/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||The West (continued); Labor and Working Class Lives||Return those shopping carts After a brief investigation of the Feb. 1 holidays, we finish our discussion of the West and look at the organization of working class life.||2/2/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||The American West||Give me a home, where the buffalo roam are driven into pens and shot. After a bizarre story about Andrew Jackson, we deal with the mythology of "the West" and some of its less pleasing realities, particularly for various Indian groups.||1/31/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Business (continued)||"Is anyone a scientologist?" First ten minutes is spent wanking around, discussing scientology, Opposite Day, popsicles and strange mail. Then we discuss business organization in the 19th century, as well as differing views on the social responsibilities||1/26/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rise of Business (January 23)||I blame the cough meds. Lecture covers reconstruction, railroads, and the rise of business and industry. At the end, I tell a stupid tale about riding a train.||1/24/07||Free||View In iTunes|
Not college level
If this podcast represents the rigor and scholarship of a college level history class then our students are not being well served. I would have guessed this more appropriate for middle schoolers, freshmen or sophmores. It is unclear that the lecturer has even mastered the material.
I am a world history teacher and have really enjoyed listening to Noon's podcast! It brings me back to my college days! Good way to bone up on your U.S. history!
over all this is ok, but the ones on vietnam are very good,thank you.