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by J. Rufus Fears
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The Story of Freedom in America is a complete, 18-lecture course, free and open to the public. Fears, with his inimitable style and his true wisdom, explores the American experience of freedom from the Revolutionary War to the present day.

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by Joanne Freeman
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The American Revolution entailed some remarkable transformations--converting British colonists into American revolutionaries, and a cluster of colonies into a confederation of states with a common cause--but it was far more complex and enduring then the fighting of a war.

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by Clayborne Carson
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This course introduces the viewer to African-American history, with particular emphasis on the political thought and protest movements of the period after 1930...

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by Stanley Chodorow
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An examination of the world from 1200 to 1750, the course focuses on the transition from medieval to modern by addressing philosophical, social, political, economic, and technological changes in Asia, Europe, and Islamic territories.

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by Andrew E. Barnes
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This course provides a survey of the cultural reaction to jazz from its emergence as a distinct form of music in the first decades of the twentieth century to its inclusion in the intellectual academy as an accepted form of music in the last decades of the twentieth century.

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by Donald L. Miller
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A Biography of America presents history not simply as a series of irrefutable facts to be memorized, but as a living narrative.

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by John Green
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John Green teaches you the history of the United States of America in 47 episodes!

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by Daniel J. Walkowitz
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New York City, growing from the small Dutch commercial settlement of New Amsterdam early in the seventeenth century into a bustling multi-cultural city of more than 8 million and metropolis of more than 18 million by the twentieth century, is a place with many stories.

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by Jonathan Holloway
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The purpose of this course is to examine the African American experience in the United States from 1863 to the present.

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by John Howard Smith
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Sixteen lectures using PowerPoint surveying American history from North American prehistory through European colonization, the American Revolution and early national period, and culminating in the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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