The Road to Revolution

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.

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

Alexander Hamilton, American

Speaker(s): Richard Brookhiser

Anti-Slavery Literature in the Founding Era

Speaker(s): James G. Basker

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Speaker(s): James G. Basker, Jill Lepore

John Adams: Party of One

Speaker(s): James Grant

Key Moments in American Freedom

Speaker(s): Orlando Patterson

Roundtable discussion on American Antislavery Writings

Speaker(s): James G. Basker, Elizabeth Alexander, Christopher Brown, Eric Foner, Martha Hodes

The Costs of the American Revolution

Speaker(s): Andrew Robertson

The Hemingses of Monticello

Speaker(s): Annette Gordon-Reed

The Meaning of the American Revolution

Speaker(s): Gordon S. Wood

Understanding Slavery via Narratives

Speaker(s): James Oliver Horton

What caused the American Revolution?

Speaker(s): Pauline Maier

Women and the Revolution

Speaker(s): Carol Berkin