DVD SESSIONS VIA ZOOM
Tuesdays at 10:00am
These classes are limited to 30 members.
To request an invitation for Series A, contact Kathy Jackson at blue.banshee42.@gmail.com
To request an invitation for Series B contact Jim Gradoville at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1
Language Families of the World (2019)
Professor John McWhorter
Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature,
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15
The Skeptic’s Guide to American History
Jim Gradoville and Sandy Miller
"Few people realize how much of what we think we know about American history is also mythical and mistaken. This course in 24 lectures by award-winning Professor Mark Stoler (Univ of Vermont) will examine some of these myths and why and how these myths arose and what historians now say about what really happened."
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List of Lecture Topics
LECTURE 1 Religious Toleration in Colonial America? .
LECTURE 2 Neither American nor Revolutionary?
LECTURE 3 The Constitution Did Not Create a Democracy
LECTURE 4 Washington—Failures and Real Accomplishments
LECTURE 5 Confusions about Jefferson and Hamilton
LECTURE 6 Andrew Jackson—An Odd Symbol of Democracy
LECTURE 7 The Second Great Awakening—Enduring Impacts
LECTURE 8 Did Slavery Really Cause the Civil War?
LECTURE 9 The Civil War’s Actual Turning Points
LECTURE 10 The Myth of Laissez-Faire
LECTURE 11 Misconceptions about the Original Populists
LECTURE 12 Labor in America—A Strange History
LECTURE 13 Myths about American Isolation and Empire
LECTURE 14 Early Progressives Were Not Liberals
LECTURE 15 Woodrow Wilson and the Rating of Presidents
LECTURE 16 The Roaring Twenties Reconsidered
LECTURE 17 Hoover and the Great Depression Revisited
LECTURE 18 What Did Roosevelt’s New Deal Really Do?
LECTURE 19 World War II Misconceptions and Myths
LECTURE 20 Was the Cold War Inevitable?
LECTURE 21 The Real Blunders of the Vietnam War
LECTURE 22 Myths about American Wars
LECTURE 23 Who Matters in American History?
LECTURE 24 History Did Not Begin with Us