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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 16, 2009

Barbara Winslow (Brooklyn College) discusses the life and legacy of Shirley Chisholm, the legendary Brooklyn activist, Congresswoman, and presidential candidate.Read full description

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Published July 28, 2009

Nancy Hewitt (Rutgers University) puts women at the center of Progressive era reform movements.Read full description

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Published July 16, 2009

Christian G. Appy (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) discusses the insights gleaned from his investigation of the Vietnam War from American and Vietnamese perspectives.Read full description

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Published May 18, 2009

Former Tuskegee Airman Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. shares his personal history of race in the United States during World War II.Read full description

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Published May 14, 2009

Jeanie Attie (Long Island University) examines the significance of slavery to the people who fought in and lived during the American Civil War.Read full description

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Published May 11, 2009

Gerald Markowitz (John Jay College and The Graduate Center, CUNY) describes how FDR's New Deal changed the relationship between the U.S. government and the people.Read full description

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Published May 6, 2009

Kevin Kenny (Boston College) discusses the impact of Irish immigration and the nature of prejudice in mid-nineteenth century America.Read full description

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Published April 28, 2009

Martha Hodes (New York University) explores the many meanings of freedom that emerged at the end of the Civil War.Read full description

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Published January 5, 2009

In this talk to New York City schoolteachers, historian Matthew Jacobson challenges conventional notions about America's immigrant past.Read full description

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