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History of America by Eric Daniels
These recorded lectures give an essentialized history of America from its colonial beginnings.
- History of America, part I, Subtitled: Prelude to the Revolution, 1607 - 1763 by . From the early settlements at Jamestown to the contentious French and Indian War,the American colonists struggled to achieve independence and happiness in the New World.What elements of colonial life contributed most to the distinctively American way of life? How important was religion in the early days? Why did the colonists prosper economically in some places and not in others?
In this course,Dr.Daniels explains American history prior to the Revolution.The focus of the material is on the major ideas and events that shaped America in the colonial period.Topics covered include Bacon’s Rebellion, the Great Awakening, the Salem Witch Trials, the Enlightenment,the French and Indian War, and more.
(Audio; 5-tape set; 6 hrs., 25 min., with Q & A)
- History of America, part II, Subtitled: Making a New Republic, 1763 - 1836 by . This course tells the story of how the American colonies liberated themselves from British colonial rule and founded a new nation unlike any other in human history. Literally within one generation of the Revolution, the former American colonies had grown to become the world's shining example of freedom and productivity. What caused the American Revolution and what led to the success of the Continental Army? How did Americans establish the first government based explicitly on a principled commitment to freedom? Once established, how did the new United States apply the theory of limited government to their lives in the early nineteenth century? In these five lectures, the second part of an on-going series, Dr. Daniels explains the major events of American history from the Revolution to the presidency of Andrew Jackson. The focus will be on the major ideas and events that shaped American life in this period.
(Audio; 5-tape set; 4 hrs., 54 min., with Q & A) or on CD.
- History of America, part III by . Continues the history through the Civil War, which was caused by conflicts in the vision for America that were not reconciled by the founding of the country, primarily conflicts in the proper understanding of rights, driven to a head as capitalism made a static, feudal society impossible.
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