The First Age of Reform

These videos and podcasts by eminent scholars, master teachers, and other speakers open a variety of ways to explore American history. The presentations range from two- or three-minute interview clips to hour-long lectures. Whether you watch them in class, assign them to your students for homework, or download them to your iPod for a long road trip, each one can give you new insight into the past.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life

Speaker(s): Lori D. Ginzberg

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Speaker(s): David S. Reynolds

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Q&A

Speaker(s): David S. Reynolds

Learning from Lincoln

Speaker(s): Lewis E. Lehrman

The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party

Speaker(s): Michael F. Holt