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Description:12 sound discs (720 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 180 p. : ill ; 19 cm.).
Series:Great courses (Compact disc)
Subjects:United States -- History
Subjects:United States -- Politics and government
Other Author:Teaching Company
Notes:24 lectures, 30-minutes each.
Notes:"Course No. 8588."
Notes:Lecturer: Professor Mark A. Stoler, the University of Vermont.
Contents:Disc 1: 1. Religious toleration in Colonial America? ; 2. Neither American nor Revolutionary? -- Disc 2: 3. The constitution did not create a democracy ; Washington: failures and real accomplishments -- Disc 3. 5. Confusions about Jefferson and Hamilton ; 6. Andrew Jackson: an odd symbol of democracy -- Disc 4: 7. The second great awakening: enduring impacts ; 8. Did slavery really cause the Civil War? -- Disc 5: 9. The Civil War's actual turning points ; 10. The myth of laissez-faire -- Disc 6: 11. Misconceptions about the original populists ; 12. Labor in America: a strange history -- Disc 7: 13. Myths about American isolation and empire ; 14. Early progressives were not liberals -- Disc 8: 15. Woodrow Wilson and the rating of presidents ; 16. The roaring Twenties reconsidered -- Disc 9: 17. Hoover and the Great Depression revisited ; 18. What did Roosevelt's New Deal really do? -- Disc 10: 19. World War II misconceptions and myths ; 20. Was the Cold War inevitable? -- Disc 11: 21. The real blunders of the Vietnam War ; 22. Myths about American Wars -- Disc 12: 23. Who matters in American history? ; 24. History did not begin with us.