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The Resource The skeptic's guide to American history, Professor Mark A. Stoler

The skeptic's guide to American history, Professor Mark A. Stoler

Label
The skeptic's guide to American history
Title
The skeptic's guide to American history
Statement of responsibility
Professor Mark A. Stoler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"To take a skeptical approach to American history is not to dabble in imaginative conspiracy theories; rather, it's to reframe your understanding of this great nation's past and actually strengthen your appreciation for what makes American history such a fascinating chapter in the larger story of Western civilization. And in this bold 24-lecture series, you can do just that. Travel back in time and examine many commonly held myths and half-truths about American history and prompt yourself to think about what really happened in the nation's past - as opposed to what many believe happened. These lectures demonstrate how reconsidering some of the most popular notions of U.S. history can yield new (and sometimes startlingly different) interpretations of political, social, economic, and military events. But more than just debunking commonly accepted accounts, you'll be able to replace these misconceptions with insightful truths. Exploring both America's history and the verdicts that have been rendered about some of its most enduring figures - including George Washington, John Adams, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and many others - these lectures investigate a wide-ranging list of questions. What impact did other nations have on the American Revolution? Has George Washington always been revered as president? Do we now understand the true blunders in America's Vietnam policies and tactics?"--Publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
OWL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stoler, Mark A
Dewey number
  • 973
  • 973 S627 2012a
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
  • history
  • lectures speeches
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Lecturer: Professor Mark A. Stoler, University of Vermont
Series statement
The great courses. Topic, History. Subtopic, Modern history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The skeptic's guide to American history, Professor Mark A. Stoler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 24 lectures, 30 minutes each
  • Compact discs
  • CD-ROM disc contains course workbook in PDF format
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Religious toleration in Colonial America? ; Neither American nor revolutionary? -- disc 2. The Constitution did not create a democracy ; Washington: failures and real accomplishments -- disc 3. Confusions about Jefferson and Hamilton ; Andrew Jackson : an odd symbol of democracy -- disc 4. The second Great Awakening : enduring impacts ; Did slavery really cause the Civil War? -- disc 5. The Civil War's actual turning points ; The myth of laissez-faire -- disc 6. Misconceptions about the original Populists ; Labor in America : a strange history -- disc 7. Myths about American isolation and empire ; Early progressives were not liberals -- disc 8. Woodrow Wilson and the rating of presidents ; The Roaring Twenties reconsidered -- disc 9. Hoover and the Great Depression revisited ; What did Roosevelt's New Deal really do? -- disc 10. World War II misconceptions and myths ; Was the Cold War inevitable? -- disc 11. The real blunders of the Vietnam War ; Myths about American wars -- disc 12. Who matters in American history? ; History did not begin with us
Control code
ocn926055374
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
12 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781490659459
Isbn Type
(sound disc)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • GC0017
  • 8588
  • PC8588A
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The skeptic's guide to American history, Professor Mark A. Stoler
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 24 lectures, 30 minutes each
  • Compact discs
  • CD-ROM disc contains course workbook in PDF format
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Religious toleration in Colonial America? ; Neither American nor revolutionary? -- disc 2. The Constitution did not create a democracy ; Washington: failures and real accomplishments -- disc 3. Confusions about Jefferson and Hamilton ; Andrew Jackson : an odd symbol of democracy -- disc 4. The second Great Awakening : enduring impacts ; Did slavery really cause the Civil War? -- disc 5. The Civil War's actual turning points ; The myth of laissez-faire -- disc 6. Misconceptions about the original Populists ; Labor in America : a strange history -- disc 7. Myths about American isolation and empire ; Early progressives were not liberals -- disc 8. Woodrow Wilson and the rating of presidents ; The Roaring Twenties reconsidered -- disc 9. Hoover and the Great Depression revisited ; What did Roosevelt's New Deal really do? -- disc 10. World War II misconceptions and myths ; Was the Cold War inevitable? -- disc 11. The real blunders of the Vietnam War ; Myths about American wars -- disc 12. Who matters in American history? ; History did not begin with us
Control code
ocn926055374
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
12 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781490659459
Isbn Type
(sound disc)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • GC0017
  • 8588
  • PC8588A
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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