727Jan 19, 2013
Inaugurations in American History
Historians Brian Balogh, Ed Ayers, and Peter Onuf recorded their weekly radio program, BackStory with the American History Guys, sin the Flag Hall of the Smithsonian’s National Museum ...
124Oct 26, 2012
Presidents and the Economy
Scholars talked about presidents and the economy, including whether a president’s policies can unilaterally affect the economy, and whether their programs continue to reverberate after they ...
573Oct 26, 2012
The State of the Presidential Studies Field
Presidential scholars and others talked about the intersection between popular and scholarly history, including the narrative approach of authors David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin, and of ...
1,301Apr 21, 2012
History of Alcohol in America
Historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf and Brian Balogh host the public radio show and podcast “BackStory with the American History Guys.” This weekend, we’ll simulcast the show live from ...
457Mar 22, 2012
Book Discussion on A Government Out of Sight
University of Virginia professor Brian Balogh talked about his book, A Government Out of Sight: The Mystery of National Authority in Nineteenth-Century America. The interview, part of Book ...
221Sep 16, 2011
Kennedy 1961 Crises in Cuba and Berlin
Historian Alan Brinkley discussed the crises President Kennedy faced in 1961, including the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Berlin Crisis, and the lessons he learned from those events. He is the ...
897Apr 21, 2011
1861 Secession Debate
An episode of the radio program “BackStory with the American History Guys” focused on Secession and the Civil War and its reverberations through history. The hosts discussed the ...