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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 March 8, 2018

Deirdre Cooper Owens, Queens College CUNY Graduate Center, February 14, 2018

Deirdre Cooper Owens reads a section from her recent work, Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology, which explores the intersections of slavery, capitalism, and medicine and discusses the work with Jennifer Morgan, Professor of History New York University and Sasha Turner Bryson, Professor of History at Quinnipiac UniversityRead full description

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Published August 24, 2017
Gregory Downs, UC Davis CUNY Graduate Center, July 19, 2016

Gregory Down provides historical context for viewing U.S. slavery in a global context and presents the complexities of reconstruction efforts to create a unified United States after the Civil WarRead full description

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Published August 22, 2017
Richard Samuel West, founder of New England's Periodyssey CUNY Graduate Center, July 20, 2016

In this presentation, Richard Samuel West analyzes political cartoons of the reconstruction era utilizing Thomas Nast’s Harper Weekly pieces as a timeline.Read full description

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Published August 22, 2017
Sarah Burns, Indiana University CUNY Graduate Center, July 19, 2016

In this discussion, Sarah Burns examines common Civil War narratives in fine arts in this period by examining the work of artists such as William Walker, Thomas Waterman, and Winslow Homer.Read full description

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Published August 22, 2017
Megan Kate Nelson, Author of Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War CUNY Graduate Center, July 15, 2016

In this talk, Megan Kate Nelson discusses the proliferation of photographs that focus on ruins and war-torn bodies in 1864/1865, at the end of the civil war.Read full description

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Published August 22, 2017
Maurie Mcinnis, University of Virginia CUNY Graduate Center, July 12, 2016

In this presentation, Maurie Mcinnis discusses the development of anti-slavery art in England and walks through American anti/pro-slavery imagery.Read full description

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Published August 17, 2017
Kirk Savage, University of Pittsburgh CUNY Graduate Center, July 20, 2016

In this highly relevant presentation, Kirk Savage speaks on the legacy of the Civil War and its continued impact on shaping American identity.Read full description

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Published July 12, 2017
Gregory Downs, UC Davis The Graduate Center, CUNY July 12, 2016

In this talk, Gregory Downs discusses the development of slavery and anti-slavery in the United States.Read full description

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Published July 12, 2017
Gregory Downs, UC Davis The Graduate Center, CUNY July 15, 2016

In this talk, Gregory Downs presents the complexities of early Reconstruction in the post-bellum United States.Read full description

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Published July 12, 2017
Ari Kelman, Penn State The Graduate Center, CUNY July 18, 2016

In this presentation, Ari Kelman examines the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado and the controversial opening of The Sand Creek Memorial in 2007.Read full description

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