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The Speed of Change: 19th Century America

http://www.ACHLS.org From buggies to aircraft flight, the technological advances of the 19th century boggle the mind and had profound cultural and industrial implications.Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Julia Keller joins Dean Lawrence R. Velvel to discuss the amazing technological progress the United States experienced at the turn of the last century, and her book, Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It, on this episode of Books of our Time. ACHLS is a revolutionary development in American Higher Education. The ACHLS is a senior completion college: it offers the junior and senior years, not the freshman and sophomore years. Its curriculum focuses exclusively on American History. All courses are taught by the discussion method, not the lecture method. It is truly affordable to students, provides "pathways to law school" for students who wish to attend law school, and equips graduates to pursue other career options as well. For more information visit http://www.ACHLS.ORG
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