Learn from the Best: On-Demand Online Video Lectures

With 5+ educational and entertaining livestream videos every week, we’re constantly adding great online video lectures to our library. Below are some recent additions to our video lectures library as well as some student favorites. You can browse by category or by typing some keywords into the search bar to the left. Access to all recorded online lectures comes standard with our membership, click here to learn more.

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Category : History and Politics

1968: The Extraordinary Events of a Memorable Year
Leonard Steinhorn – American University

11/08/2017

6000 Years of Religion
Sol Gittleman – Tufts University

08/14/2019

A 400 Year History of Religion in America
Mark Oppenheimer – Yale University

08/14/2019

A Brief History of The Supreme Court
Alison Gash – University of Oregon

08/14/2019

A Different America: How Our Country Has Changed From 1969 Through Today
Matthew Andrews – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

02/03/2020

Was Alexander Hamilton Jewish? A Scholar Investigates
Andrew Porwancher – University of Oklahoma

08/14/2019

American Democracy: Where are We Now?
Austin Sarat

08/14/2019

American Immigration: Fear, Myth, and Reality
Jeffrey Engel – Southern Methodist University

08/14/2019

American Power: Dominance or Decline? An Insider's Look at Global Developments
Stephen Kotkin – Princeton University

08/14/2019

America's Founders: What We Know Now
Joanne Freeman – Yale University

08/14/2019

Covid-19 and the Constitution: Should Rights be Balanced During a Pandemic?
Bruce Einhorn

05/12/2020

FDR and the Evolution of an American Ideal
Jeffrey Engel – Southern Methodist University

08/14/2019

FDR: The Making of the American Century
Jeremi Suri – University of Texas

08/14/2019

Five Turning Points in American History
Edward O’Donnell – Holy Cross College

08/14/2019

Four Trials That Changed History
Austin Sarat

08/14/2019

Free Speech Revisited: Provocative Views of the First Amendment
Robert Post – Yale Law School

08/14/2019

Free Speech: The First Amendment in Crisis
Andrew Porwancher – University of Oklahoma

08/14/2019

Hamilton vs. Jefferson: The Rivalry That Shaped America
Louis Masur – Rutgers University

08/14/2019

Harry Truman: Conflict and Crisis
Richard Pious – Columbia University

08/14/2019

How America Went Haywire
Kurt Andersen – Pratt Institute / Public Radio International

08/14/2019

How the Media has Reported on Presidents: From Washington to Today
Harold Holzer – Hunter College

03/02/2020

Learning From The Roman Empire: Are we Repeating Their Rise and Decline?
Caroline Winterer – Stanford University

08/14/2019

Leonardo da Vinci: The Man Who Invented the Future
Bulent Atalay, University of Virginia

08/14/2019

Lincoln Before The War
Harold Holzer – Hunter College

08/14/2019

Living and Dying in America: The Politics of Healthcare
Michael Sparer

08/14/2019

Men, Women and Politics: A World of Difference
Jennifer Lawless – American University

08/14/2019

National Security vs. Privacy: The Inside Story of The Pentagon Papers
Stephen Whitfield – Brandeis University

02/18/2018

Our Broken Two Party System: Can American Politics be Fixed?
Robert Watson – Lynn University

08/14/2019

Race in America: A Country Divided
Law Professors Neil Siegel, Randall Kennedy and Amy Wax – Duke University, Harvard University, and Penn Law Schools

08/14/2019

Ranking the Presidents 1-45
Robert Watson – Lynn University

04/20/2020

Running From Office: Why Americans Dislike Politics and Politicians
Jennifer Lawless – American University

08/14/2019

Shifting World Powers: New Alliances in Uncertain Times
William Burke-White – University of Pennsylvania

08/14/2019

The American Revolution: Remarkable Stories You've Never Heard Before
Richard Bell – University of Maryland

08/14/2019

The Changing Face of Politics: Approaching 2020
Sam Potolicchio – Georgetown University

11/18/2019

The China Challenge: Where Are We Headed?
Stephen Kotkin – Princeton University

09/14/2019

The Civil War and Abraham Lincoln: What's Fact and What's Fiction?
Louis Masur – Rutgers University

08/14/2019

The Constitution Revisited: An Alternative Look at America's Founding Document
Andrew Porwancher – University of Oklahoma

08/14/2019

The Four Greatest Strategic Military Thinkers in History
Andrew Wilson – U.S. Naval War College

08/14/2019

The Genius (and Rivalry) of Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla (Livestream)
Craig Wright – Yale University

05/12/2020

The History of New York in Twenty Objects
Sam Roberts

10/03/2019

The Legacy of Frederick Douglass
Christina Greer – Fordham University

03/23/2020

The Middle East Today: Whose Land is it Anyway?
Lawrence Hajioff – Yeshiva University

12/09/2019

The Politics of Islam: The Good, the Bad and the Future
Tarek Masoud – Harvard University

08/14/2019

The Remarkable Genius and Inventions of Benjamin Franklin
Caroline Winterer – Stanford University

03/31/2020

The Restless Genius of Benjamin Franklin
Richard Bell – University of Maryland

10/29/2019

The Rise and Decline of The American Presidency
Jeremi Suri – University of Texas

08/14/2019

Ancient Female Rulers: The Woman Who Ruled the World (3500 Years Ago)
Kara Cooney – UCLA

08/14/2019

U.S. Presidential Debates: Why We Watch and Why They Matter
Diana Carlin – Saint Louis University

01/21/2020

Understanding America Through Four Remarkable Photographs
Louis Masur – Rutgers University

08/14/2019

Unexplained History: What Historians Still Don't Understand
Caroline Winterer – Stanford University

10/03/2019

What Makes a Great Jewish Leader? From Moses to Modern Israel
Lawrence Hajioff – Yeshiva University

11/14/2019

What The Founding Fathers Were Really Like (and what we can learn from them today)
Carol Berkin – Baruch College

08/14/2019

Women of the American Revolution: The Remarkable Stories You've Never Heard
Carol Berkin – Baruch College

08/14/2019

WWII: Surprising Stories You Never Learned in History Class
Robert Watson – Lynn University

10/29/2019

The Constitution: Enduring Myths and Hidden Truths
Andrew Porwancher – University of Oklahoma

08/14/2019

The New Cold War: Russia and the U.S. (What Went Wrong?)
Jeffrey Engel – Southern Methodist University

08/14/2019

When Weather Changed the Course of History
Caroline Winterer – Stanford University

08/14/2019

How the 1960s Shaped American Politics Today
Leonard Steinhorn – American University

08/14/2019

American Jews: Where Are We Now?
Mark Oppenheimer – Yale University

08/14/2019

Six People Who Built America
Jeremi Suri – University of Texas

08/14/2019

Presidential Election 2020: Where Are We Headed?
Sam Potolicchio – Georgetown University

06/14/2020

The Political Genius of FDR and LBJ
Michael Sparer

08/14/2019

The Life and Myth of George Washington
Louis Masur – Rutgers University

08/14/2019

The Civil War in 15 Objects
Harold Holzer – Hunter College

08/14/2019

The Presidency Emerges: From Washington to Lincoln
Akhil Amar – Yale University

08/14/2019

Presidential Leadership: Three Great Examples
Jeremi Suri – University of Texas

03/26/2020

Abraham Lincoln in Crisis
Louis Masur – Rutgers University

03/29/2020

What’s Wrong With Congress? Can an 18th Century System Still Work?
Wendy Schiller – Brown University

03/29/2020

Learning From the Roman Empire: Are we Repeating their Rise and Decline?
Caroline Winterer – Stanford University

03/29/2020

The Constitution: Enduring Myths and Hidden Truths
Andrew Porwancher – University of Oklahoma

04/12/2020

Democracy and The Rule of Law
Austin Sarat

04/12/2020

Politics 2020, What happens Now?
Sam Potolicchio – Georgetown University

04/16/2020

The Shifting Lens of History: How we Reimagine the Past
Stephanie Yuhl – College of the Holy Cross

04/17/2020

The Future of Restaurants? A Historian’s Thoughts
Paul Freedman

04/21/2020

The Supreme Court: How Did We Get Here, and Where Are We Headed?
Alison Gash – University of Oregon

04/18/2020

What Would FDR Do Now?
Jeffrey Engel – Southern Methodist University

04/21/2020

Game Over: When All Sports Stop - A Historical Perspective
Matthew Andrews – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

04/21/2020

The American Revolution: Inside the Minds of The Founding Fathers
Louis Masur – Rutgers University

04/21/2020

American Immigration: Past, Present, and Future
Edward O’Donnell – Holy Cross College

04/27/2020

America and the World... After Corona
William Burke-White – University of Pennsylvania

03/29/2020

Benjamin Franklin: An American Original
Richard Bell – University of Maryland

05/06/2020

America in WWI: What Really Happened, and Why it Matters
Jennifer Keene – Chapman University

02/13/2020

The Presidents vs. The Press
Harold Holzer – Hunter College

05/06/2020

The Second World War: The Conflict and its Legacies
Jeremi Suri – University of Texas

05/12/2020

Four Trials that Changed the World
Austin Sarat

05/08/2020

What Would the Founding Fathers Think of America Today?
Wendy Schiller – Brown University

05/13/2020

 Civil Rights and Protest in America: The Shifting Lens of History
Marcia Chatelain – Georgetown University

05/26/2020

Can American Politics be Fixed? Our Broken Two Party System:
Robert Watson – Lynn University

05/22/2020

Religion in America: Now What?
Mark Oppenheimer – Yale University

03/31/2020

The President's Book Club: What Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and FDR read for guidance
Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

05/19/2020

How the 60s Changed America: Lessons from a Pivotal Decade
Leonard Steinhorn – American University

05/27/2020

The Visionary Genius of Frederick Douglass
Richard Bell – University of Maryland

06/30/2020

What the People Want to Hear: The Politics of Populism
Stephen Whitfield – Brandeis University

07/01/2020

Broadway's Hamilton: Separating Fact From Fiction
Denver Brunsman

07/02/2020

Unexplained History: What Historians Still Don't Understand
Caroline Winterer – Stanford University

07/09/2020

What You Never Learned in School About the Civil War
Harold Holzer – Hunter College

07/10/2020

Protest in America: Outrage, Activism, Acceptance and Change
Dana Fisher

07/14/2020

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Power, Politics and Pride
Jennifer Tobin

07/16/2020

Rating the Presidents: Which were Our Best and Worst?
Robert Watson – Lynn University

06/29/2020

The Times They Are a Changin’: How Protest Music Helped Shape America
William McKeen

06/30/2020

The Most Powerful People in the World
William Burke-White – University of Pennsylvania

07/02/2020

Founding Mothers: Women in the Struggle for American Independence
Carol Berkin – Baruch College

07/22/2020

A Different America: Sports and Civil Rights - A 50 Year Retrospective
Matthew Andrews – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

06/25/2020

Monumental Battles
Stephanie Yuhl – College of the Holy Cross

07/16/2020

Why Isn’t Washington, D.C. A State? (And Should It Be?)
Jeremi Suri – University of Texas

07/07/2020

The Dark Treason of Benedict Arnold
Richard Bell – University of Maryland

08/03/2020

The New Gilded Age: America Then, America Now
Edward O’Donnell – Holy Cross College

08/04/2020

Drive-Thru America: A Culinary History of the Fast Food Industry and How It Shapes Our Lives
Marcia Chatelain – Georgetown University

07/07/2020

The End of Privacy: The New Realities of a Digital World
Austin Sarat

07/15/2020

A Jewish Founding Father? Alexander Hamilton's Hidden Life
Andrew Porwancher – University of Oklahoma

07/16/2020

Biden's VP Pick: Who, How, Why, and What Happens Next
Sam Potolicchio – Georgetown University

08/06/2020

The Meanings of Freedom: Black Lives during Reconstruction
Louis Masur – Rutgers University

07/14/2020

Harry Truman: The Complicated Story of an Unexpected President
Robert Watson – Lynn University

07/20/2020

Our Divided Congress: Has it Ever Been This Bad?
Jeremi Suri – University of Texas

07/27/2020

One Hundred Years Ago Today: How American Women Won the Right to Vote
Jennifer Keene – Chapman University

07/21/2020

The Electoral College: Why does it exist? Should it exist? What should we do about it?
Wendy Schiller – Brown University

07/29/2020

Prohibition and American Life: A Social History of Alcohol
Allen Pietrobon

07/20/2020

Voting in America: Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We're Headed
Austin Sarat

08/05/2020

America: How We Got Here
Kurt Andersen – Pratt Institute / Public Radio International

08/24/2020

The Sum of Our Dreams: Five Books that Changed American History
Louis Masur – Rutgers University

08/12/2020

Who was Confucius, and What Did Confucius Really Say?
Bryan Van Norden – Vassar College

08/07/2020

Shadow Network: Media and Money Behind the Scenes
Anne Nelson – Columbia University

08/18/2020

The True Story of the Mayflower Voyage
Caroline Winterer – Stanford University

08/12/2020

American Passage: The History of Ellis Island
Vincent Cannato

08/19/2020

Brexit: Where Did It Come From and Where Is It Going?
William James Adams

08/03/2020

American Symbols and Their Stories: From the Liberty Bell to Lady Liberty
Edward O’Donnell – Holy Cross College

08/17/2020

The Shifting Lens of History
Stephanie Yuhl – College of the Holy Cross

08/17/2020

The Most Important Day in History? D-Day: June 6, 1944
Robert Watson – Lynn University

08/17/2020

America 100 Years Ago: From Al Capone to the Scopes Trial
Michael Kazin

08/17/2020

America Before America: Reconsidering the Legacy of Christopher Columbus
Peter Mancall

07/22/2020

The Great Depression and the New Deal
Edward O’Donnell – Holy Cross College

08/17/2020

Six People Who Built America - Including Live Professor Q&A
Jeremi Suri – University of Texas

09/03/2020

What’s Going to Happen Next Tuesday? Predicting the Next President
Allan J. Lichtman

09/23/2020

2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Reshape the Future of Everything
Mauro F. Guillén

09/23/2020

How the Other Half Lived: Life, Death and Public Health in the Tenement
David Favaloro

08/04/2020

Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe: Fuses of the Civil War
Richard Bell – University of Maryland

10/21/2020

What Can We Learn From Ancient Philosophers?
Bryan Van Norden – Vassar College

09/18/2020

What Just Happened? Yesterday's Election and the Future of (Almost) Everything
Sam Potolicchio – Georgetown University

11/04/2020

The 2020 Election: What Does it Mean for Healthcare?
Michael Sparer

09/30/2020

Considering The Death Penalty: Right or Wrong?
Austin Sarat

09/04/2020

When Weather Changed the Course of History
Caroline Winterer – Stanford University

10/26/2020

First Ladies: Behind the Scenes with Six Powerful Women
Robert Watson – Lynn University

09/22/2020

History Matters: Why Understanding the Past is Essential
Edward O’Donnell – Holy Cross College

08/21/2020

The Civil War and Abraham Lincoln: What’s Fact and What’s Fiction? (featuring Live Q & A)
Louis Masur – Rutgers University

10/01/2020

Nuremberg Revisited: Then... and 75 Years Later
Bruce Einhorn

08/19/2020

Remembering Camelot: What We Can Learn from JFK's Presidency
Jeremi Suri – University of Texas

10/02/2020