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The American identity

Author: Patrick Allitt; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., ©2005.
Series: Great courses (DVD)., Modern history.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The paradox of the American identity is that although the United States is a melting pot of many differenct traditions, motives, and ideals, there are nevertheless distinctive qualities that define the American character. In this course, historian Patrick N. Allitt investigates the national character by introducing you to notable Americans from all eras of the nation's history, from Thomas Jefferson to Al Capone,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Allitt; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598030205 9781598030204
OCLC Number: 60448501
Notes: Course no. 8540.
Course guidebooks, which contain outlines of each 30 minute lecture, laid in each of four containers.
Performer(s): Taught by: Professor Patrick N. Allitt, Emory University.
Description: 8 videodiscs (approximately 1440 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 4 course guidebooks (22 cm).
Details: DVD, Region 1; fullscreen; Dolby digital 2.0.
Contents: part 1. lecture 1. Being American --
lecture 2. John Smith, the colonial promoter --
lecture 3. William Penn, the religious liberty advocate --
lecture 4. Cotton Mather, the Puritan --
lecture 5. Benjamin Franklin, the improver --
lecture 6. Francis Marion, the guerrilla soldier --
lecture 7. Thomas Jefferson, the patriot --
lecture 8. Abigail Adams, the First Lady --
lecture 9. Mother Ann Lee, the religious founder --
lecture 10. Rittenhouse and Bartram, the scientists --
lecture 11. Eli Whitney, the inventor --
lecture 12. Lewis and Clark, the explorers. part 2. lecture 13. Charles Grandison Finney, the revivalist --
lecture 14. Horace Mann, the educator --
lecture 15. Ralph Waldo Emerson, the philosopher --
lecture 16. Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist --
lecture 17. Edmund Ruffin, the champion of slavery --
lecture 18. Brigham Young, the religious autocrat --
lecture 19. Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect --
lecture 20. William Tecumseh Sherman, the General --
lecture 21. Louisa May Alcott, the professional writer --
lecture 22. Andrew Carnegie, conscience-stricken entrepreneur --
lecture 23. "Buffalo Bill," the westerner --
lecture 24. Black Elk, the Holy Man. part 3. lecture 25. John Wesley Powell, the desert theorist --
lecture 26. William Mulholland, the water engineer --
lecture 27. Samuel Gompers, the trade unionist --
lecture 28. Booker T. Washington, the "race leader" --
lecture 29. Emma Goldman, the anarchist --
lecture. 31. Isabella Stewart Gardner, the collector --
lecture 32. Oliver Wendell Holmes, the jurist --
lecture 33. Henry Ford, the mass producer --
lecture 34. Harry Houdini, the sensationalist --
lecture 35. Al Capone, the crime boss --
lecture 36. Herbert Hoover, the humanitarian. part 4. lecture 37. Helen Keller, the inspiration --
lecture 38. Duke Ellington, the Jazzman --
lecture 39. Charles Lindbergh, the aviator --
lecture 40. Douglas MacArthur, the world-power warrior --
lecture 41. Leonard Bernstein, the musical polymath --
lecture 42. Shirley Temple, the child prodigy --
lecture 43. George Wallace, the demagogue --
lecture 44. William F. Buckley, Jr., the conservative --
lecture 45. Roberto Clemente, the athlete --
lecture 46. Betty Friedan, the feminist --
lecture 47. Jesse Jackson, the civil rights leagatee --
lecture 48. Stability and change.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., Modern history.
Responsibility: Patrick N. Allitt.

Abstract:

The paradox of the American identity is that although the United States is a melting pot of many differenct traditions, motives, and ideals, there are nevertheless distinctive qualities that define the American character. In this course, historian Patrick N. Allitt investigates the national character by introducing you to notable Americans from all eras of the nation's history, from Thomas Jefferson to Al Capone, whose lives speak eloquently about qualities that make one truly American. The figures in these lectures led fascinating lives helping one to gain a deeper understanding of the trends and ideas that shaped America and that continue to influence American society today.

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