New Left movements that arose in succession employed similar ideological methods, but supporters were drawn to them for varying reasons, as the uneven overlay of the military-industrial complex on the American landscape resulted in grievances that diverged geographically.
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In 2008, the American populace elected an African-American man to lead the nation. Forty-five years after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous March on Washington, his dream was finally a reality. Or was it? U.C. Berkeley historian David Holinger purported that this was the beginning of a new era—a “post-racial American experience.” By electing a person… MORE
P. Albert Lacson: Thanks so much, Elliott, for your willingness to chat with U.S. History Scene and the historians of the NEH “View from the East” seminar this afternoon about your life and work as a teacher and scholar. We’ll start with how you became an historian. Elliott West: Well, it was accidental. I grew up… MORE
US History Scene (USHS): How is film uniquely positioned to help people feel history and get to bottom up narratives? Ken Burns: The operative word in your question is ‘feel.’ I’ve always described myself from the very beginning as an emotional archeologist. The combination of film, imagery, voice, music, and effect combine, if done honorably… MORE