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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 November 18, 2014

Andrés Reséndez expands the traditional conception of America's colonial past and paints a richer, more historically accurate picture of the Europeans who settled in the New World.Read full description

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Published September 9, 2013

In this 35 minute talk, historian Karl Jacoby complicates the story of the history of North America by presenting the history of the Plains Indians through the perspective of multiple revolutions in the late eighteenth century.Read full description

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Published April 5, 2011

Jay Gitlin (Yale University) focuses on the existing French, Indian, and Spanish residents as the U.S. expanded westward in the nineteenth century.Read full description

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Published January 18, 2011

Historian Fritz Umbach and Anthropologist Kojo Dei (John Jay College, CUNY) put the history of the transatlantic slave trade into a long and complex global context.Read full description

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Published July 16, 2009

Christian G. Appy (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) discusses the insights gleaned from his investigation of the Vietnam War from American and Vietnamese perspectives.Read full description

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