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National Tragedy—Maine, Pearl Harbor, 9/11

Lecture no. 15 from the course: Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History

National Tragedy—Maine, Pearl Harbor, 9/11

Taught by Professor Richard Kurin | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Nothing speaks more powerfully than an object that has weathered tragedy. Look at simple, eloquent relics from the explosion of USS Maine in 1898, the sinking of USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor in 1941, and the destruction of the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001.

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r********m
April 8, 2016
Titling an entire lecture "National Tragedies" and tracing the 3 main war causing tragedies is an excellent dissection of American History and American expansion as a military power. The artifacts presented are very moving.

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