The Skeptic's Guide to American History

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The Skeptic's Guide to American History

2012

Sorting through misconceptions, myths, and half-truths about America's past is a chance to revisit some of the country's greatest episodes, figures, and themes from a fresh perspective and an opportunity to hone the way you...

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Mark Stoler

In This Series

Religious Toleration in Colonial America?
Episode 1
Religious Toleration in Colonial America?
Neither American nor Revolutionary?
Episode 2
Neither American nor Revolutionary?
The Constitution Did Not Create a Democracy
Episode 3
The Constitution Did Not Create a Democracy
Washington - Failures and Real Accomplishments
Episode 4
Washington - Failures and Real Accomplishments
Confusions about Jefferson and Hamilton
Episode 5
Confusions about Jefferson and Hamilton
Andrew Jackson - An Odd Symbol of Democracy
Episode 6
Andrew Jackson - An Odd Symbol of Democracy
The Second Great Awakening - Enduring Impacts
Episode 7
The Second Great Awakening - Enduring Impacts
Did Slavery Really Cause the Civil War?
Episode 8
Did Slavery Really Cause the Civil War?
The Civil War's Actual Turning Points
Episode 9
The Civil War's Actual Turning Points
The Myth of Laissez-Faire
Episode 10
The Myth of Laissez-Faire
Misconceptions about the Original Populists
Episode 11
Misconceptions about the Original Populists
Labor in America - A Strange History
Episode 12
Labor in America - A Strange History
Myths about American Isolation and Empire
Episode 13
Myths about American Isolation and Empire
Early Progressives Were Not Liberals
Episode 14
Early Progressives Were Not Liberals
Woodrow Wilson and the Rating of Presidents
Episode 15
Woodrow Wilson and the Rating of Presidents
The Roaring Twenties Reconsidered
Episode 16
The Roaring Twenties Reconsidered
Hoover and the Great Depression Revisited
Episode 17
Hoover and the Great Depression Revisited
What Did Roosevelt's New Deal Really Do?
Episode 18
What Did Roosevelt's New Deal Really Do?
World War II Misconceptions and Myths
Episode 19
World War II Misconceptions and Myths
Was the Cold War Inevitable?
Episode 20
Was the Cold War Inevitable?
The Real Blunders of the Vietnam War
Episode 21
The Real Blunders of the Vietnam War
Myths about American Wars
Episode 22
Myths about American Wars
Who Matters in American History?
Episode 23
Who Matters in American History?
History Did Not Begin with Us
Episode 24
History Did Not Begin with Us