Multimedia

The War for Independence

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.

Women and the Revolution

Speaker(s): Carol Berkin Duration: 2 minutes 31 seconds

Divided Loyalties: How the American Revolution Came to New York

Speaker(s): Richard M. Ketchum Duration: 28 minutes 25 seconds

The Costs of the American Revolution

Speaker(s): Andrew Robertson Duration: 2 minutes 59 seconds

The Fight over Slavery in the Revolutionary Era

Speaker(s): Christopher Brown Duration: 58 minutes 34 seconds

The Meaning of the American Revolution

Speaker(s): Gordon S. Wood Duration: 2 minutes 55 seconds

Washington, Grant, Marshall: Three Soldiers and American Ways of War, Part 1: Washington

Speaker(s): Josiah Bunting III Duration: 54 minutes 26 seconds

Washington’s Crossing

Speaker(s): David Hackett Fischer Duration: 1 hour 28 seconds

What caused the American Revolution?

Speaker(s): Pauline Maier Duration: 1 minute 3 seconds

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

Washington’s Most Significant Act

Speaker(s): Gordon S. Wood Duration: 1 minute 46 seconds

Alexander Hamilton

Speaker(s): Ron Chernow Duration: 37 minutes 14 seconds

Alexander Hamilton, American

Speaker(s): Richard Brookhiser Duration: 31 minutes 15 seconds

American Scripture: The Making of the Declaration of Independence

Speaker(s): Pauline Maier Duration: 37 minutes 27 seconds

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Speaker(s): James G. Basker, Jill Lepore Duration: 37 minutes 31 seconds

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Speaker(s): Joseph J. Ellis Duration: 51 minutes 41 seconds

Generations in Captivity: Slavery in America

Speaker(s): Ira Berlin Duration: 43 minutes 31 seconds

His Excellency George Washington

Speaker(s): Joseph J. Ellis Duration: 41 minutes 29 seconds

In Hope of Liberty: Northern Free Blacks, 1700–1860

Speaker(s): James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton Duration: 50 minutes 42 seconds

Influences on the Writing of the Declaration

Speaker(s): David Armitage Duration: 0 seconds

Jefferson as Revolutionary

Speaker(s): Frank Cogliano Duration: 36 minutes 58 seconds

John Adams: Party of One

Speaker(s): James Grant Duration: 39 minutes 29 seconds

Key Moments in American Freedom

Speaker(s): Orlando Patterson Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes 31 seconds

Myths of the American Revolution

Speaker(s): Carol Berkin Duration: 41 minutes 55 seconds

Slavery and the American Revolution

Speaker(s): James O. Horton Duration: 4 minutes 12 seconds

The Aftermath of the French and Indian War

Speaker(s): Andrew Robertson Duration: 1 minute 32 seconds

The Cousins’ Wars: Religion, Politics and the Triumph of Anglo-America

Speaker(s): Kevin Phillips Duration: 36 minutes 8 seconds

The Hemingses of Monticello

Speaker(s): Annette Gordon-Reed Duration: 38 minutes 39 seconds

The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States

Speaker(s): James G. Basker, Gordon S. Wood Duration: 36 minutes 18 seconds

The Independence of the States

Speaker(s): David Armitage Duration: 2 minutes 20 seconds

The International Influence of the Declaration

Speaker(s): David Armitage Duration: 3 minute

The Real Treason of Aaron Burr

Speaker(s): Gordon S. Wood Duration: 46 minutes 3 seconds

Two American Revolutions

Speaker(s): Andrew Robertson Duration: 2 minutes 50 seconds

Understanding Slavery via Narratives

Speaker(s): James O. Horton Duration: 2 minutes 7 seconds

War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars

Speaker(s): Andrew Carroll Duration: 31 minutes 24 seconds

Washington as Symbol of the Founding Era

Speaker(s): Gordon S. Wood Duration: 2 minutes 6 seconds