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American Social History Project Podcast

The American Social History Project Podcast features lectures, interviews, and conversations exploring social history topics with renowned scholars. The talks from ASHP’s public events and programs for educators started in 2009 and continue to the present. These audio and video resources offer historiographic overviews, new research, and pedagogical approaches for American history and culture. Several themes are strongly represented in the collection including the Visual Culture of the Civil War, U.S. Immigration history, and Latino/a history. You can filter the Podcasts by subject. Listen to individual episodes online, or subscribe in the iTunes Store. The direct link to our podcast feed is http://ashp.cuny.edu/podcast.xml. (Depending on your settings, you may be able to follow this link or may instead need to paste it into your podcast app/service.)
Published April 16, 2015

In this talk, Professor Montoya examines the history of the U.S.-Mexican border, and its role in shaping the national memory and identity of both countries.Read full description

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Published April 13, 2015

In this lecture Professor Flores traces the peaks and valleys of undocumented immigration, as well as the political and economic aspects of the influxes.Read full description

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Published January 4, 2013

In this thirteen minute presentation, historian Martha Sandweiss challenges assumptions and some of the uses of Civil War photographs as historical documents. Although biased, unreliable, and unrepresentative, the images are mostly used as illustrations of events. .Read full description

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Published January 3, 2013

In this 15 minute talk, art historian, curator, and photographer Anthony Lee provocatively examines Civil War era photography by way of one case study. The discovery, in June 2010, of a supposedly rare carte-de-visite depicting two African-American boys began a contentious ordeal over the monetary and historic value of the artifactRead full description

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Published January 3, 2013

Historian Mary Niall Mitchell uses less known and difficult to understand photographs to discuss the use of photography as propaganda during the Civil War.Read full description

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Published October 17, 2012

In this hour-long presentation, Anthony Lee talks about the broad range and types of photographs taken during the American Civil War and ponders why some have received so much more attention than othersRead full description

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Published May 15, 2012

Andrea Ades Vásquez interviews Ellen Noonan about her forthcoming book The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess (University of North Carolina Press, fall 2012) and the 2012 Broadway revival of the show.Read full description

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Published January 27, 2012

At the Professional Staff Congress's CUNY and Race Forum, attorney and professor Frank Deale provides historical context for issues surrounding affirmative action and the City University of New York.Read full description

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Published January 4, 2012

Professor, curator, photographer Deborah Willis discusses the pictorial record and a "new memory of photography."Read full description

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Published December 22, 2011

Historian Graham Hodges discusses the life of David Ruggles, a radical black abolitionist living and working in New York City during the 1830s.Read full description

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