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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 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 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 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 January 20, 2012

Historian Vincent DiGirolamo discusses the historiography of early 20th-century immigration through Ellis Island.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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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 November 24, 2011

Historian Scott Reynolds Nelson presents three rarely explored aspects of the Civil War.Read full description

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