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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 13, 2015

In this lecture, Lisandro Pérez unpacks the long, distinct, and prolific history of Cuban Americans and their history’s close correlation with foreign as well as domestic policy.Read full description

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Published January 30, 2015

In this talk, Professor Hernández interprets texts from Puerto Rican educator and sociologist Eugenio María de Hostos as well as the Cuban poet and scholar José Martí.Read full description

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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 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 March 28, 2012

Craig Steven Wilder, professor of history at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, speaks to New York City teachers about the influence of school districting on the racial segregation of Brooklyn neighborhoods.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 December 11, 2011

Historian Gregory Downs explains how grassroots political movements powered both the radical political possibilities and the ultimate violent defeat of Reconstruction.Read full description

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Published October 18, 2011

Historian Stephanie McCurry (University of Pennsylvania) explains why understanding the Confederacy from the inside out changes our understanding of the Civil War.Read full description

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Published September 16, 2011

Legal historian Herb Sloan makes his case for a “Living Constitution.”Read full description

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Published September 16, 2009

Barbara Winslow (Brooklyn College) discusses the life and legacy of Shirley Chisholm, the legendary Brooklyn activist, Congresswoman, and presidential candidate.Read full description

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