Beth Lueck, Professor, Languages & Literature, UW-Whitewater, discusses the poems written during the Civil War to come to terms with the death of loved ones and to bear witness to the losses. Poems focused on loss, displacement and sorrow.
Danielle S. Allen, Professor, School of Social Science, Institute of Advanced Study, delves into the Declaration of Independence, presenting historical facts and encouraging the re-commitment to civic agency and equality.
Amy Gnadt, Curator, Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, focuses on the rich photo archive at the Harley Davidson Museum. Recently discovered photos, featured in the 2013 "Exposed! Harley-Davidson's Lost Photographs, 1915-1916" document century old Milwaukee products, people and places.
Richard Haven, Professor Emeritus, Communication Department, UW-Whitewater, discusses the Battle of Gettysburg, the worse battle of the Civil War, and critiques the Gettysburg Address based on its artistry and its impact on the audience.
Richard Haven, Professor Emeritus, Communication Department, UW-Whitewater, looks at what Abraham Lincoln said in his Second Inaugural Address, what differences it made and how the speech influenced the future of the United States.
Simon Balto, Graduate Student, Department of History, UW-Madison, examines the relationships between race and the police responses as black people migrated to urban centers in the mid-twentieth century. Balto focuses on perceptions of danger and safety, how urban spaces were constructed in racial ways and how the criminal justice system has responded.
Erika Janik, Historian and Author, discusses the role WHA Radio’s Homemaker’s Program played in encouraging rural Wisconsin women to adopt new technologies which allowed them to improve the quality of their lives and those of their families. The Homemaker’s Program aired for more than 40 years.
Bill Wood, Aviation Historian, relays the story of Wisconsin World War II Medal of Honor recipient Richard Bong and his wife, Marge. Bong flew P-38 fighter planes in the Pacific and became America’s all-time Ace of Aces with 40 confirmed victories. Dick met Marge while on leave and the two became national media sensations. This lecture was recorded at the EAA AirVenture Museum.
Art Schmitz, U.S. Army Veteran, World War II, shares his aerial experiences during World War II. This lecture was recorded at the EAA AirVenture Museum.
Edward Gimbel, Assistant Professor, Political Science, UW-Whitewater, delves into the dilemma that President Abraham Lincoln faced between preserving the Union and the emancipation of slaves.