This past August 11–13, 2011, the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association held its annual meeting on the theme of “Horizons of Change: The Unexpected, Unknown, and Unforgettable.” History News Network has posted videos from the conference on its website and YouTube channel. Here are a few:
Terry Anderson gives a talk on his book, Bush’s Wars. All three parts of the video of this presentation are available at HNN.
Kathleen Belew, a graduate student at Yale, discusses “Timothy McVeigh’s Vietnam War in Oklahoma.” See also part 2.
Lawrence J. McAndrews presents his paper "Losing Hope: Carter, Catholics, and Abortion” at session 4, Religion and Politics in the United States at the PCB annual meeting.
Rebecca Jo Plant, author of Mom: The Transformation of Motherhood in Modern America, speaks at the Western Association of Women Historians luncheon at the PCB annual meeting. See also part 2, part 3, and part 4 of this talk.
Please note that all members of the AHA who live west of the Mississippi River are members of the Pacific Coast Branch.