From the Civil War to the Vietnam War — The Geography of US Presidential Elections

The Geog­ra­phy of US Pres­i­den­tial Elec­tions keeps rolling along. With his well-craft­ed lec­tures, Mar­tin Lewis shows you this week how Amer­i­ca’s polit­i­cal map and its polit­i­cal par­ties changed dra­mat­i­cal­ly fol­low­ing the Civ­il War. In the space of 90 min­utes, he takes you through the Recon­struc­tion peri­od, The Gild­ed Age, the Depres­sion, World War II and The Cold War, up through the Viet­nam War.

You can down­load Lec­ture 3 via Tunes U in high res­o­lu­tion or watch the YouTube ver­sion below. And, as always, you can join the ongo­ing con­ver­sa­tion with the pro­fes­sor and oth­er stu­dents world­wide right here.

There are still two more lec­tures to come, includ­ing one that will offer a post­mortem of next week’s elec­tion.

Last­ly, if you missed the pre­vi­ous lec­tures, you can grab them on iTunes here and YouTube here.

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