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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 23, 2013

In this 45 minute talk, historian Josh Freeman describes how the New Deal expanded and fundamentally changed the role of government in American life.Read full description

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Published April 4, 2012

This panel on child labor was part of the 100th anniversary remembrance of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, March 25, 2011.Read full description

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Published September 9, 2011

As part of the 100th anniversary remembrance of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, historian Mae Ngai explores the relationship between organized labor and immigration policies.Read full description

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Published September 9, 2011

As part of the 100th anniversary remembrance of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, political scientist Janice Fine contrasts the situation of immigrant workers at the time of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and today.Read full description

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Published May 19, 2011

Historian Annelise Orleck (Dartmouth College) tells the incredible story of a gutsy band of former cotton-pickers and hotel maids who led the welfare reform movement in Las Vegas and around the nation.Read full description

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Published December 7, 2010

Premilla Nadasen (Queens College, CUNY) examines the importance of women in the Black Freedom Movements of the 1960s and 1970s.Read full description

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