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 ...
240Jan 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 ...
516Oct 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 ...
357Jun 7, 2009
Book Discussion on Family Properties
Beryl Satter talked about her book Family Properties: Race, Real Estate, and the Exploitation of Black Urban America (Metropolitan Books; March 17, 2009). Professor Satter drew upon the ...
726Jun 7, 2009
Book Discussion on "I Am a Man"
Joe Starita talked about his book "I Am a Man": Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice (St. Martin’s Press; January 20, 2009). In 1879, Ponca Chief Standing Bear ...
165Jun 6, 2009
History of Black Leaders Panel
Authors talked about their books about black leaders. After each author introduced made introductory remarks, Eric Arnesen asked questions before taking questions from members of the ...
268Jun 8, 2008
Book Discussion on Ida: A Sword Among Lions
Paula Giddings talked about her book Ida: A Sword Among Lions, Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching, published by Amistad. Ida B. Wells (1862-1931), born to slaves in ...
138Sep 20, 2007
Book Discussion on The Black Worker
Eric Arnesen talked about the book he edited, The Black Worker: Race, Labor, and Civil Rights Since Emancipation, published by University of Illinois Press. The book contains essays ...
132Jun 10, 2007
Book Discussion on Savage Peace
Ann Hagedorn talked about her book, Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919, published by Simon and Schuster. In her book Ann Hagedorn details the condition of the United States in ...
204Jun 11, 2005
Book Discussion on Arc of Justice
Kevin Boyle was interviewed by Mr. Arnesen about his book Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age, published by Henry Holt and Co. Mr. Boyle ...