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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 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 September 6, 2011

In the second 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 July 20, 2011

Stan Deaton (Georgia Historical Society) discusses the challenges his institution is facing when discussing and commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.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 April 5, 2011

Jay Gitlin (Yale University) focuses on the existing French, Indian, and Spanish residents as the U.S. expanded westward in the nineteenth century.Read full description

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Published March 11, 2011

In this Now and Then podcast, Andrea Ades Vásquez and Pennee Bender interview Lisandro Pérez, professor of Latina/Latino Studies at John Jay College about Cuban immigrants in nineteenth-century New York City.Read full description

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Published February 25, 2011

Historian Carol Groneman, whose dissertation grounds the scholarship of ASHP's documentary "The Five Points: New York's Irish Working Class in the 1850s," looks at what happened when immigrants of the Irish famine came to the United States (1845-1855)Read full description

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Published February 10, 2011

In this three-part video podcast, ASHP/CML's Donna Thompson Ray shares the benefit of her area of expertise with New York City Department of Education teachers in a discussion about the work of artist Jacob Lawrence.Read full description

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Published January 18, 2011

Historian Fritz Umbach and Anthropologist Kojo Dei (John Jay College, CUNY) put the history of the transatlantic slave trade into a long and complex global context.Read full description

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Published January 7, 2011

In this Now and Then podcast, Donna Thompson Ray (ASHP) interviews Peter H. Wood (Duke University, professor emeritus) about the life of Thomas Day, a free black cabinetmaker in the Antebellum South.Read full description

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