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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 https://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 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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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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