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The Federal Period

The Ambidexter Philosopher: Thomas Jefferson in Black Thought, 1776-1877, a Perspectives on History lecture by Mia Bay, Rutgers University


Professor Bay examines African Americans' changing ideas about Thomas Jefferson between the American Revolution and the post-emancipation era. Approximate run time: 1 hour 2 minutes.






The War of 1812: A Forgotten War?, an interview with Donald Hickey, professor of history at Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska


Most Americans don’t remember much about the War of 1812 from their school days; yet the conflict proved to be important in many ways and helped forge American identity. Approximate run time: 22 minutes.






Justice James Iredell, an interview with author, attorney, and former North Carolina Supreme Court justice Willis Whichard


Justice Willis Whichard talks about his book, Justice James Iredell, the only comprehensive biography examining Iredell and his impact as lawyer, judge, essayist, political philosopher, and member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Approximate run time: 25 minutes.