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Slide 0: Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour Through American History DVD + Free Guidebook
Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour Through American History DVD + Free Guidebook
$79.95
Explore the rich, visual history of the United States in 24 must-experience lectures in Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History DVD. Your eminent instructor is Dr. Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture. His unique approach shares the unexpected stories revealed by some of the Smithsonian’s most iconic American artifacts. From George Washington’s sword to the Star Spangled Banner and from Harriet Tubman’s hymnal to the space shuttle Discovery, Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History could not be more riveting or more approachable.

A collaboration between The Great Courses and the Smithsonian Institution, Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History is an educational experience you may feel compelled to binge watch. The companion Free Guidebook includes a 272-page course synopsis, portraits and literature, list of featured objects, suggested readings and bibliography.

LECTURE TITLES

1. The Star-Spangled Banner—Inspiring the Anthem
2. Presidents and Generals—Images of Leadership
3. Conscience and Conflict—Religious History
4. The Growth and Spread of Slavery
5. Emancipation and the Civil War
6. Gold, Guns, and Grandeur—The West
7. The First Americans—Then and Now
8. Planes, Trains, Automobiles … and Wagons
9. Communications—From Telegraph to Television
10. Immigrant Dreams and Immigrant Struggles
11. User Friendly—Democratizing Technology
12. Extinction and Conservation
13. Kitty Hawk to Tranquility—Innovation and Flight
14. Cold War—Red Badges, Bombs, and the Berlin Wall
15. National Tragedy—Maine, Pearl Harbor, 9/11

Plus 9 more lecture titles!

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Slide 1: Reverse JFK Half Dollar Money Clip
Reverse JFK Half Dollar Money Clip
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The Presidential Seal featured on the reverse of this authentic JFK Half Dollar is selectively layered in 24k gold. This Reverse JFK Half Dollar Money Clip is a patriotic way to secure cash. Silvertone metal clip. Presentation Box. Certificate of Authenticity. Assembled in the U.S.A.
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Slide 2: John F. Kennedy Superman Comes to the Supermarket
John F. Kennedy Superman Comes to the Supermarket
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John F. Kennedy: Superman Comes to the Supermarket, written by Norman Mailer (who claimed his pre-election article Superman Comes to the Supermarket was critical to Kennedy's win), is a commemoration of JFK's 100th birthday and is a frank portrait of him as he campaigns for the White House. Includes 300 photographs by illustrious photojournalists.
 
Slide 3: Fleece Vintage Baseball Hooded Sweatshirt
Fleece Vintage Baseball Hooded Sweatshirt
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Each sold separately. Declare your team loyalty with this super soft, zip-up Fleece Vintage Baseball Hooded Sweatshirt. Vintage-washed for that well-worn look, the zipper taping is woven with contrasting team colors. Felt/twill chest logo and screen-printed sleeve patch. 70% cotton, 30% polyester. Imported. Slightly fitted cut—please order one size larger for a traditional fit.

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Slide 4: Walking Liberty Half Dollar Necklace
Walking Liberty Half Dollar Necklace
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Proudly Wear this Lady Liberty. Minted between 1916 and 1947 and containing 90% Silver and 10% copper, this authentic Walking Liberty Half Dollar Necklace was designed by American sculptor Adolph Weinman. The coin’s face features Lady Liberty striding towards the dawn (the back is encased). A rare 1916 Walking Liberty half dollar resides in our American History Museum’s National Numismatic Collection. 24k-plated accents, chain and findings. Lobster clasp. Certificate of Authenticity included. Assembled in the U.S.A. Each coin will vary slightly in appearance and year minted.
 
Slide 5: Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Building Set
Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Building Set
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Invented 9 decades ago by the son of Frank Lloyd Wright, this nostalgic 111-piece set of real wood logs lets kids build a multitude of structures (including the pictured meeting house). Replica original and additional instruction guides included with this Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Building Set. Made in the U.S.A. Ages 3 and up.
 
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