Video Resources

John Green's CrashCourse videos are, in my opinion, the best video source for presentations of essential APUSH content. Plus, I like his sense of humor. Green is a Kenyon grad, BTW!

Professor Nagle recorded these to accompany his college courses on US History. They are clear, concise, and informative.

These lectures and discussions were produced about 15 years ago for a PBS course on U.S. History. Presented by some of the best American historians working these days. Very worthwhile.

Eric Foner is the informal dean of U.S. historians. He teaches at Columbia University, where, for two summers, I was able to attend his seminars on Reconstruction. These videos were created to accompany his US History textbook, "Give Me Liberty!" In them, Foner is asked questions about various aspects of the course and he gives very engaging, conversational, relevant, and insightful responses. My favorite living historian! A real New Yorker, too!

These videos tell the story of how religion has shaped--and been shaped--by US history. Fascinating take on US history.

For many decades, Alistair Cooke was the BBC reporter in America. Each week he would deliver his "Letter From America" broadcast on the radio, relating to British listeners his take on recent American news. These were invariably smart, clever, and affecting. In the 1970's, Cooke was asked to produce a one-man history of the US. "America" was a smashing success. These videos are always entertaining, interesting, and insightful. Produced in the day when TV viewers liked expert "guides" to host cultural shows. Cooke is the best.

In preparation for the Millennium back in 2000, ABC News prepared these wonderful videos on the experience of major events of ordinary Americans--going back to the days before World War I!

Robert Hughes was an Australian art critic who made his home in New York. In these videos he offers his unique and opinionated history of the highlights of American artists and their connection to American life. A unique perspective.

PBS produced this amazing video series on the experience of African Americans and slavery from 1619 to 1870. A brave and necessary chapter of American history.