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War, Expansion and Empire

Karl Jacoby: The Contest for the Continent

In this 35 minute talk, historian Karl Jacoby complicates the story of the history of North America by presenting the history of the Plains Indians through the perspective of multiple revolutions in the late eighteen century.

U.S. Territorial Expansion

Jay Gitlin (Yale University) focuses on the existing French, Indian, and Spanish residents as the U.S. expanded westward in the nineteenth century.

The Vietnam War: What Were We Fighting For?

Christian G. Appy (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) discusses the insights gleaned from his investigation of the Vietnam War from American and Vietnamese perspectives.

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