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80 Years Ago Today: Grandpa's Letters from the Pacific

80 Years Ago Today: Grandpa's Letters from the Pacific

By Matthew Luckett

Join Dr. Matt Luckett as he reads letters written by his grandfather, Elmer K. Luckett, a Navy Reservist who survived Pearl Harbor and went on to serve throughout the entire Pacific War. On each episode Dr. Luckett narrates one of Elmer's letters . . . written exactly eight years earlier.
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17B Lecture Series, Episode 6: Progressive Era

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17B Lecture Series, Episode 10: World War II
17B Lecture Series, Episode 10: World War II
The 17B Lecture Series is a repository of my summer 17B Zoom lectures for my HIST 17B: United States History from 1865 to the present. In this episode we review WWII and I defend my native son attachment to Harry S Truman. Note: all episodes are labeled "explicit," not because there is an overabundance of cursing, but because a curse word does sometimes slip out every now and then.
01:19:21
June 26, 2020
17B Lecture Series, Episode 9: The New Deal
17B Lecture Series, Episode 9: The New Deal
The 17B Lecture Series is a repository of my summer 17B Zoom lectures for my HIST 17B: United States History from 1865 to the present. In this episode we review the New Deal and the expansion of government responsibility - and power - during the 1930s. Note: all episodes are labeled "explicit," not because there is an overabundance of cursing, but because a curse word does sometimes slip out every now and then.
01:03:07
June 25, 2020
17B Lecture Series, Episode 8: The Roaring 20s and the Beginning of the Depression
17B Lecture Series, Episode 8: The Roaring 20s and the Beginning of the Depression
The 17B Lecture Series is a repository of my summer 17B Zoom lectures for my HIST 17B: United States History from 1865 to the present. In this episode we review the Roaring 20s and discuss the beginnings of the Great Depression, as well as Hoover's (unsuccessful) efforts to reverse the damage. Note: all episodes are labeled "explicit," not because there is an overabundance of cursing, but because a curse word does sometimes slip out every now and then.
01:26:52
June 25, 2020
17B Lecture Series, Episode 7: World War I
17B Lecture Series, Episode 7: World War I
The 17B Lecture Series is a repository of my summer 17B Zoom lectures for my HIST 17B: United States History from 1865 to the present. In this episode we review World War I, Woodrow Wilson's diplomacy, and other stuff. Note: all episodes are labeled "explicit," not because there is an overabundance of cursing, but because a curse word does sometimes slip out every now and then.
57:15
June 19, 2020
17B Lecture Series, Episode 6: Progressive Era
17B Lecture Series, Episode 6: Progressive Era
The 17B Lecture Series is a repository of my summer 17B Zoom lectures for my HIST 17B: United States History from 1865 to the present. In this episode we talk about the Progressive Movement, why early Twentieth-century Progressives are not like Progressives today, and the history of shopping. Note: all episodes are labeled "explicit," not because there is an overabundance of cursing, but because a curse word does sometimes slip out every now and then.
56:45
June 19, 2020
17B Lecture Series, Episode 5: Conservation Movement
17B Lecture Series, Episode 5: Conservation Movement
The 17B Lecture Series is a repository of my summer 17B Zoom lectures for my HIST 17B: United States History from 1865 to the present. In this episode we talk about the Conservation movement, Teddy Roosevelt, and why the eastern slope of the Sierras looks so . . . lifeless. Note: all episodes are labeled "explicit," not because there is an overabundance of cursing, but because a curse word does sometimes slip out every now and then.
01:21:25
June 19, 2020
17B Lecture Series, Episode 4: Westward Expansion and Gilded Age
17B Lecture Series, Episode 4: Westward Expansion and Gilded Age
The 17B Lecture Series is a repository of my summer 17B Zoom lectures for my HIST 17B: United States History from 1865 to the present. In this episode we cover two lectures: "Manifest Frontiers" (Western expansion) and the Gilded Age. Note: all episodes are labeled "explicit," not because there is an overabundance of cursing, but because a curse word does sometimes slip out every now and then.
01:25:22
June 19, 2020
17B Lecture Series, Episode 3: Reconstruction
17B Lecture Series, Episode 3: Reconstruction
The 17B Lecture Series is a repository of my summer 17B Zoom lectures for my HIST 17B: United States History from 1865 to the present. In this episode we review the history of Reconstruction, and connect its successes and failures to current events and the Civil Rights Movement in general. Note: all episodes are labeled "explicit," not because there is an overabundance of cursing, but because a curse word does sometimes slip out every now and then.
01:38:03
June 19, 2020
17B Lecture Series, Episode 2: What is History?
17B Lecture Series, Episode 2: What is History?
The 17B Lecture Series is a repository of my summer 17B Zoom lectures for my HIST 17B: United States History from 1865 to the present. In this episode we talk about history: what it is, what historians do, and why it is important. And no . . . we don't just make things up! Note: all episodes are labeled "explicit," not because there is an overabundance of cursing, but because a curse word does sometimes slip out every now and then.
01:10:04
June 19, 2020
17B Lecture Series, Episode 1: Introduction to the Class
17B Lecture Series, Episode 1: Introduction to the Class
The 17B Lecture Series is a repository of my summer 17B Zoom lectures for my HIST 17B: United States History from 1865 to the present.  In this episode we review the course syllabus and how to navigate the class. If you're not actually taking this class but are interested in listening to these lectures, you can skip this episode and move on episode 2. Note: all episodes are labeled "explicit," not because there is an overabundance of cursing, but because a curse word does sometimes slip out every now and then. 
53:22
June 19, 2020