Key Battles of American History

By James Early

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 Apr 4, 2022

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War has played a key role in the history of the United States from the nation’s founding right down to the present. Wars made the U. S. independent, kept it together, increased its size, and established it as a global superpower. Understanding America’s wars is essential for understanding American history. In the Key Battles of American History, host James Early discusses American history through the lens of the most important battles of America’s wars. James is an Adjunct Professor of History at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX. He has published one book and two scholarly articles. He is also the cohost (with Scott Rank) of the Presidential Fight Club, Key Battles of the Civil War, Key Battles of the Revolutionary War, and Key Battles of World War I podcasts.

Episode Date
Silent Cavalry and Surprising Civil War Stories
Mar 02, 2024
The Pacific - Part 1
Mar 02, 2024
G4: Japan Strikes Back: Tojo Time and Alligator Creek
Feb 28, 2024
G3: Initial Landings and the Battle of Savo Island
Feb 21, 2024
Midway (2019 – With Sean McIver) (ENCORE)
Feb 17, 2024
G2: The Road to Guadalcanal 2: The Coral Sea and Midway
Feb 14, 2024
Tora! Tora! Tora! (with Sean McIver) (ENCORE)
Feb 10, 2024
G1: The Road to Guadalcanal 1: Pearl Harbor to The Doolittle Raid
Feb 07, 2024
Band of Brothers, Episode 10: Points
Feb 03, 2024
JFK in WW2
Jan 31, 2024
Band of Brothers, Episode 9: Why We Fight
Jan 27, 2024
US Involvement in the Boxer Rebellion
Jan 24, 2024
Band of Brothers, Episode 8: The Last Patrol
Jan 20, 2024
Quanah Parker
Jan 17, 2024
Band of Brothers, Episode 7: The Breaking Point
Jan 13, 2024
Fierce Valor with Jared Frederick
Jan 10, 2024
Band of Brothers, Episode 6: Bastogne
Jan 06, 2024
The Sioux Wars
Jan 03, 2024
Band of Brothers, Episode 5: Crossroads
Dec 30, 2023
Medical Care in World War II
Dec 27, 2023
Band of Brothers, Episode 4: Replacements
Dec 23, 2023
History of the Papacy Sample: The Septuagint
Dec 20, 2023
Hang Tough with Jared Frederick
Dec 20, 2023
Band of Brothers, Episode 3: Carentan
Dec 16, 2023
Revolutionary War Artillery
Dec 13, 2023
Band of Brothers, Episode 2: Day of Days
Dec 09, 2023
The Fighting Darlings - Prisoners in the Philippines
Dec 06, 2023
Band of Brothers, Episode 1: Currahee
Dec 02, 2023
James Longstreet with Elizabeth Varon
Nov 29, 2023
This American President - The JFK Assassination
Nov 25, 2023
From Orphan to High Flyer with Philip Martin
Nov 22, 2023
Stalag 17
Nov 18, 2023
Axis Prisoners of War in the U. S.
Nov 15, 2023
The Great Escape
Nov 11, 2023
Allied Prisoners of War in Germany
Nov 08, 2023
The Tuskegee Airmen
Nov 04, 2023
African-Americans in World War 2
Nov 01, 2023
Judgment at Nuremberg
Oct 28, 2023
The Holocaust
Oct 25, 2023
The Train
Oct 21, 2023
Resistance Movements
Oct 18, 2023
To Hell and Back
Oct 14, 2023
American Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen
Oct 11, 2023
Eyewitness History Podcast: Special Compilation Feed Drop
Oct 07, 2023
The American Home Front
Oct 04, 2023
Kelly’s Heroes
Sep 30, 2023
Epilogue 4: How Each Side Won the War When They Were Winning It
Sep 27, 2023
The Dirty Dozen
Sep 23, 2023
Epilogue 3: Key Technology of the War
Sep 20, 2023
Von Ryan’s Express
Sep 16, 2023
Epilogue 2: Key Leaders in the War
Sep 13, 2023
The Best Years of Our Lives
Sep 09, 2023
Epilogue 1: Europe in 1945 and the Postwar World
Sep 06, 2023
Downfall
Sep 02, 2023
Downfall: Over the Rhine and Oder and the Fall of Berlin
Aug 30, 2023
Fury
Aug 26, 2023
Collapse of the Reich: Soviet Campaigns in Poland, Hungary, and the Balkans
Aug 23, 2023
History Unplugged Preview
Aug 21, 2023
Battleground
Aug 19, 2023
Hitler’s Last Gambit: The Battle of the Bulge
Aug 16, 2023
A Bridge Too Far
Aug 12, 2023
To the Siegfried Line: The Western Allies’ Advance to Germany
Aug 09, 2023
Saving Private Ryan
Aug 05, 2023
Breakout: From San Lo to the Seine
Aug 02, 2023
History of North America Feed Drop
Jul 29, 2023
We May Dominate the World with Sean Mirski
Jul 26, 2023
The Longest Day
Jul 22, 2023
The Longest Day: D-Day and the Normandy Campaign
Jul 19, 2023
Valkyrie
Jul 15, 2023
The Soviets Strike Back: The Destruction of Army Group Center and the March to the Gates of Warsaw
Jul 12, 2023
Organized Crime and Punishment Feed Drop
Jul 08, 2023
V For Victory - Franklin Roosevelt's War Leadership with Craig Nelson
Jul 05, 2023
Memphis Belle
Jul 01, 2023
Masters of the Air - Strategic and Tactical Air Campaigns Over Europe
Jun 28, 2023
Operation Mincemeat
Jun 24, 2023
The Soft Underbelly: The Invasion of Sicily and Italy to the Fall of Rome
Jun 21, 2023
Patton
Jun 17, 2023
Operation Torch: The Allied Invasion of North Africa
Jun 14, 2023
Greyhound
Jun 10, 2023
The Battle of the Atlantic
Jun 07, 2023
Twelve O’Clock High
Jun 03, 2023
The Desert Fox and the Desert Rats: North Africa 1941-1943
May 31, 2023
Stalingrad
May 27, 2023
The Soviets Stand Firm: Stalingrad and Kursk
May 24, 2023
Eyewitness History - Feed Drop (Nick Sanza)
May 20, 2023
Hitler Turns East: Operations Barbarossa and Typhoon
May 17, 2023
The Big Red One
May 13, 2023
Securing Hitler's Flank: The Balkans, 1940-1941
May 10, 2023
Il Duce’s Gamble: Italy’s Struggles, 1938-1941
May 03, 2023
Sink the Bismarck!
Apr 29, 2023
Command the Sea: The Naval War Through 1941
Apr 26, 2023
Battle of Britain
Apr 22, 2023
Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain
Apr 19, 2023
Dunkirk
Apr 15, 2023
Disaster in the West: The Fall of the Low Countries and France
Apr 12, 2023
Das Boot
Apr 08, 2023
Blitzkrieg, Sitzkrieg, and the Winter War
Apr 05, 2023
Darkest Hour
Apr 01, 2023
Peace in Our Time: German Aggression and the Failure of Appeasement
Mar 29, 2023
The Gathering Storm
Mar 25, 2023
The Gathering Storm: The Rise of Fascism and Militarism in Europe
Mar 22, 2023
Armageddon in the Arctic Ocean
Mar 18, 2023
An Unsettled World: Germany and the Allies 1918-1930
Mar 15, 2023
Introduction to Key Battles of World War II in Europe
Mar 08, 2023
History of the Papacy Preview - The Italian Risorgimento
Mar 04, 2023
Half American with Matthew Delmont
Mar 01, 2023
The Legacy of the Mexican-American War
Feb 22, 2023
This American President Preview - Eisenhower
Feb 18, 2023
The Fall of Mexico City and the End of the War (1847-1848)
Feb 15, 2023
Winfield Scott’s War (1847)
Feb 08, 2023
Mexican and American Soldiers
Feb 01, 2023
Taking Berlin with Martin Dugard
Jan 28, 2023
Buena Vista; New Mexico and California (1846-1847)
Jan 25, 2023
Zachary Taylor’s War (1845-1846)
Jan 18, 2023
Vlogging Through History Teaser - Executions During the Great War
Jan 14, 2023
The Texas Annexation Crisis (1844-1845)
Jan 11, 2023
Mexico and Texas (1836-1844)
Jan 04, 2023
Devil Dogs (with Saul David)
Dec 28, 2022
Bonus Episode - Alexander's Postwar Plans
Dec 24, 2022
The Alamo (2004)
Dec 21, 2022
Who Is History's Most Underrated Figure? (Parthenon Roundtable)
Dec 17, 2022
The Alamo (1960)
Dec 14, 2022
The Legacy of the Texas Revolution
Dec 07, 2022
Goliad, the Runaway Scrape, and San Jacinto
Nov 30, 2022
Bonus Episode - Eyewitness History - Feed Drop
Nov 26, 2022
The Alamo and Independence
Nov 23, 2022
Bonus Episode - The New Mexico Campaign in the Civil War
Nov 19, 2022
The Revolution Begins
Nov 16, 2022
The Road to Revolution
Nov 09, 2022
Spanish Texas, Mexican Independence, and American Settlement
Nov 02, 2022
Introduction to the Texas Revolution
Oct 26, 2022
Bonus Episode - Sam Houston and Texas Secession
Oct 22, 2022
The Buccaneer
Oct 19, 2022
Epilogue to the War of 1812
Oct 12, 2022
The Treaty of Ghent and the War's Legacy
Oct 05, 2022
1814: The Gulf Coast Campaign
Sep 28, 2022
The Crisis of 1814 and the Hartford Convention
Sep 24, 2022
1814: The Empire Strikes Back
Sep 21, 2022
Bonus Episode - Popes and Freemasonry History of the Papacy Feed Drop
Sep 17, 2022
1814: The Third Time's the Charm?
Sep 14, 2022
The Common Soldier
Sep 07, 2022
1813: The War in the South
Aug 31, 2022
Old Hickory
Aug 27, 2022
1813: More Naval Warfare, Politics and Economics
Aug 24, 2022
1813: The Americans Try Again
Aug 17, 2022
Old Tippecanoe
Aug 13, 2022
1812: Victory at Sea
Aug 10, 2022
1812: Disaster in Canada
Aug 03, 2022
1812: Riots, War Aims, and Politics
Jul 30, 2022
1783-1812: The Road to War
Jul 27, 2022
Introduction to the War of 1812
Jul 20, 2022
Bonus Episode - Interview with Chris Mowery of Vlogging Through History
Jul 16, 2022
Fat Man and Little Boy
Jul 13, 2022
Empire of the Sun
Jul 06, 2022
Bonus Episode - VTH York Podcast Segment
Jul 03, 2022
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Jun 29, 2022
Hacksaw Ridge
Jun 22, 2022
Parthenon Round Table - What Event Do You Eliminate from History
Jun 18, 2022
Letters From Iwo Jima
Jun 15, 2022
Flags of Our Fathers
Jun 08, 2022
Sands of Iwo Jima
Jun 01, 2022
Bonus Episode - History Unplugged
May 28, 2022
Grave of the Fireflies
May 25, 2022
Windtalkers
May 18, 2022
Run Silent, Run Deep
May 11, 2022
Mister Roberts
May 04, 2022
The Caine Mutiny
Apr 27, 2022
The Thin Red Line
Apr 20, 2022
Midway (2019)
Apr 13, 2022
Special Episode: Eyewitness History Preview
Apr 12, 2022
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Apr 06, 2022
They Were Expendable
Mar 30, 2022
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Mar 23, 2022
Introduction to Season 3: The Pacific War on Film
Mar 16, 2022
Bonus Episode - Gung Ho! (with Steve Guerra)
Mar 09, 2022
Bonus Episode - Truman and the Atomic Bomb (with Richard Lim)
Mar 02, 2022
Bonus Episode - CVE Carriers
Feb 23, 2022
Bonus Episode - Who Would You Save?
Feb 19, 2022
Bonus Episode - Nathan Gorenstein-John Moses Browning
Feb 16, 2022
Bonus Episode - Col. Cleland Early on Tarawa
Feb 09, 2022
Bonus Episode - Beyond the Big Screen
Feb 08, 2022
Bonus Episode - Geography and the Battle of Okinawa
Feb 02, 2022
Bonus Episode - Geography and the Battle of Iwo Jima
Jan 26, 2022
Bonus Episode - Interview with Greg Jackson
Jan 19, 2022
Bonus Episode - US Presidents in WW2 (Part 2)
Jan 12, 2022
Bonus Episode - US Presidents in WW2 (Part 1)
Jan 05, 2022
Bonus Episode - Parthenon Round Table Who Do You Kill
Jan 01, 2022
Bonus Episode - Marine Raiders
Dec 29, 2021
The Legacy of World War II
Dec 22, 2021
Epilogue, Part Two
Dec 15, 2021
Bonus Episode - Interview with Jared Frederick
Dec 11, 2021
Epilogue, Part One
Dec 08, 2021
Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the End of the War
Dec 01, 2021
Plug for This American President
Nov 28, 2021
The Beginning of the End
Nov 24, 2021
Prisoners of War
Nov 17, 2021
Kamikazes
Nov 10, 2021
Okinawa (KB 9), Part Two
Nov 03, 2021
Okinawa (KB 9), Part One
Oct 27, 2021
Iwo Jima (KB 8), Part Two
Oct 20, 2021
Iwo Jima (KB 8), Part One
Oct 13, 2021
American Bombers in the Pacific Theater
Oct 06, 2021
American Submarines in the Pacific
Sep 29, 2021
Leyte Gulf (Key Battle 7), Part Two
Sep 22, 2021
Leyte Gulf (Key Battle 7), Part One
Sep 15, 2021
Philippine Sea (Key Battle 6)
Sep 08, 2021
Saipan (Key Battle 5)
Sep 01, 2021
America Moves Closer to Japan
Aug 25, 2021
The Solomons, the Gilberts, and the Marshalls
Aug 18, 2021
The Tide Turns: July 1942 - August 1943
Aug 11, 2021
Japanese and American Sailors
Aug 04, 2021
Soldiers, Marines and Aviators
Jul 28, 2021
Guadalcanal (Key Battle 4), Part 4
Jul 21, 2021
Guadalcanal (Key Battle 4), Part 3
Jul 14, 2021
Guadalcanal (Key Battle 4), Part 2
Jul 07, 2021
Guadalcanal (Key Battle 4), Part 1
Jun 30, 2021
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT- Beyond the Big Screen
Jun 25, 2021
Midway (Key Battle 3)
Jun 23, 2021
Yamamoto Rolls the Dice
Jun 16, 2021
The Coral Sea (Key Battle 2)
Jun 09, 2021
The Japanese Blitzkrieg
Jun 02, 2021
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - The History of the Papacy
May 29, 2021
America Gears Up for War
May 26, 2021
Pearl Harbor (Key Battle 1)
May 19, 2021
The Road to Pearl Harbor
May 12, 2021
Japan’s Strategy; Relations with the US
May 05, 2021
The Rise of Imperial Japan
Apr 28, 2021
Intro to Key Battles of the Pacific War
Apr 21, 2021
The Lost Battalion
Apr 07, 2021
Lawrence of Arabia
Mar 31, 2021
War Horse
Mar 24, 2021
James Patreon Announcement
Mar 22, 2021
Sergeant York
Mar 17, 2021
1917
Mar 10, 2021
Beneath Hill 60
Mar 03, 2021
They Shall Not Grow Old
Feb 24, 2021
Paths of Glory
Feb 17, 2021
Gallipoli
Feb 17, 2021
All Quiet on the Western Front
Feb 17, 2021
Season 1 Introduction
Feb 17, 2021
Intro to Key Battles of American History
Feb 08, 2021