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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 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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Published November 17, 2011

Historian Gary W. Gallagher discusses the concept of union in the nineteenth century and its importance in the Civil War.Read full description

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Published October 18, 2011

Historian Gregory Downs (City College of New York, City University of New York) explains the range of scholarly approaches that shape our understanding of the Civil War.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 October 18, 2011

Historian James Oakes describes how the interpretation of the Emancipation Proclamation as a turning point in the Civil War has obscured its pre-war origins.Read full description

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Published September 26, 2011

In the first part of this two-part panel discussion, held at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, distinguished contemporary American writers Frank Bidart, Vijay Seshadri, and Kevin Young talk about writing about the Civil War 150 years after it began.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 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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