Tag Archives: Richard Candida Smith

U.S. social history

For an illuminating view of life in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, check out Richard Candida-Smith’s Fall 2012 UC Berkeley course History 124A: The United States from the Late 19th Century to the Eve … Continue reading

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The pursuit of happiness

Just what did Thomas Jefferson mean when he wrote that our inalienable rights include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Modern Americans are pretty sure they knew what he was talking about: our freedom to build our families and … Continue reading

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Intellectual History of the United States since 1865

Richard Candida Smith’s promising new UC Berkeley course, Intellectual History of the United States since 1865 (audio feed, video feed), is a history course with a difference. Instead of focusing on events, trends and personalities, the course aims to examine … Continue reading

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