139Jan 27, 2014
Past and Future of Foreign Relations
Historians talked about the past, present, and future work of the State Department’s Office of the Historian, the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series, and the internal ...
238Jan 13, 2014
Vagrancy Laws and the 1960s
Risa Goluboff talked about how the changing constitutional status of vagrancy laws was part of the larger social transformations of the 1960s. Vagrancy laws made it a crime to be idle and poor, or ...
462Oct 7, 2013
Malaria, Yellow Fever, and Independence
John McNeill talked about how colonists and slaves benefited from their resistance to two deadly diseases during the American and Haitian Revolutions. Professor McNeill argued that yellow fever ...
433Jun 13, 2010
Book Discussion on The First Tycoon
T.J. Stiles talked about his book The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (Knopf, 2009) with Eric Arnesen. He also responded to questions from members of the ...