African Americans and Emancipation

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

A Teacher’s Tour of Ford’s Theatre

Speaker(s): Matthew Pinsker

Abraham Lincoln and the English Imagination

Speaker(s): Adam I. P. Smith

Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life

Speaker(s): Richard Carwardine

African American Abolitionists

Speaker(s): Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

Defining the Twentieth Century

Speaker(s): Edward L. Ayers

Divided Hearts: Britain and the American Civil War

Speaker(s): Richard M. Blackett

Great Biographies: African American Athletes

Speaker(s): Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Speaker(s): David S. Reynolds

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Q&A

Speaker(s): David S. Reynolds

Learning from Lincoln

Speaker(s): Lewis E. Lehrman

Lincoln and Black Abolitionists

Speaker(s): Manisha Sinha

Lincoln as Commander in Chief

Speaker(s): James M. McPherson

Lincoln’s Views on Slavery

Speaker(s): Allen C. Guelzo

No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North

Speaker(s): Adam I. P. Smith

Reconstruction and Citizenship

Speaker(s): Eric Foner

Reconstruction and Its Legacy

Speaker(s): Eric Foner

The Bondwoman’s Narrative

Speaker(s): Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Changing Views of Reconstruction

Speaker(s): Eric Foner

The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

Speaker(s): James G. Basker, Eric Foner

The Importance of Frederick Douglass

Speaker(s): David W. Blight

The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope

Speaker(s): Andrew Delbanco

What Is the Underground Railroad?

Speaker(s): David W. Blight

What Would Lincoln Do? How Lincoln’s Legacy is Used and Abused in Today’s Washington

Speaker(s): Matthew Pinsker, Richard Norton Smith, Craig Symonds, Michael Lind, James Swanson, Sarah Jencks