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Title:
Turning points in American history
Author:
O'Donnell, Edward T., 1963-
Publication Information:
Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2011]

©2011
Physical Description:
8 videodiscs (1440 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (187 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.).
Summary:
Turning Points in American History is your chance to relive the most powerful and groundbreaking moments in the fascinating story of the United States of America. These 48 lectures, delivered by masterful historian and dynamic Professor Edward T. O'Donnell of College of the Holy Cross, offer you a different perspective on the sweeping narrative of U. S. history. Spanning the arrival of the first English colonists to the chaos of the Civil War to the birth of the computer age and beyond, this course is a captivating and comprehensive tour of those particular moments in the story of America, after which the nation would never be the same again.
General Note:
48 lectures/30 minutes per lecture.

"Course no. 8580"--Containers and book.
Language:
English
Contents:
1617 The great epidemic ; 1619 Land of the free? Slavery begins ; 1636 Freedom of worship-- Roger Williams ; 1654 Yearning to breathe free-- immigration ; 1676 Near disaster-- King Philip's War ; 1735 Freedom of the press-- the Zenger trial --

1773 Liberty! The Boston Tea Party ; 1776 We're outta here-- declaring independence ; 1777 Game changer-- the Battle of Saratoga ; 1786 Toward a Constitution-- Shay's rebellion ; 1789 Samuel Slater-- the industrial revolution ; 1800 Peaceful transfer-- the election of 1800 --

1803 Supreme authority-- Marbury v. Madison ; 1807 On the move-- transportation revolution ; 1816 One man, one vote-- expanding suffrage ; 1821 Reborn-- the second great awakening ; 1831 The righteous crusade-- abolition ; 1844 What's new? The communication revolution --

1845 The ultimate American game-- baseball ; 1846 Land and gold-- the Mexican War ; 1862 Go West, young man! The Homestead Act ; 1862 Terrible reality-- The Battle of Antietam ; 1868 Equal protection-- the 14th Amendment ; 1872 Open spaces-- the National Parks --

1873 Bloody Sunday-- ending Reconstruction ; 1876 How the West was won and lost-- Custer ; 1886 The first Red scare-- Haymarket ; 1898 The end of isolation-- War with Spain ; 1900 The promised land-- the great migration ; 1901 That damned cowboy! Theodore Roosevelt --

1903 The second transportation revolution ; 1909 The scourge of the South-- hookworm ; 1917 Votes for women! The 19th Amendment ; 1919 Strikes and bombs-- the year of upheaval ; 1933 Bold experimentation-- The New Deal ; 1939 Einstein's letter-- The Manhattan Project --

1942 Surprise-- The Battle of Midway ; 1945 The land of lawns-- suburbanization ; 1948 The Berlin Airlift and the cold War ; 1950 Tuning in-- the birth of television ; 1960 The power to choose-- the pill ; 1963 Showdown in Birmingham-- civil rights --

1968 Losing Vietnam-- the Tet Offensive ; 1969 Disaster-- the birth of environmentalism ; 1974 An age of crisis-- Watergate ; 1975 The digital age-- the personal computer ; 1989 Collapse-- the end of the Cold War ; 2001 The age of terror-- the 9/11 attacks.
ISBN:
9781598037494