Journal of American History

Welcome to the Journal of American History Podcast. In this new feature of the Journal of American History, we will present interviews with authors of articles in our journal. In the future, we hope also to bring you conversations with award-winning authors of books on American history. If you have comments or suggestions, please e-mail us at jahcast@oah.org.

2014

November 2014

Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman’s March and American Memory

Ed Linenthal, executive editor of Journal of American History, speaks with Anne Sarah Rubin, Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. In this episode they discuss her new book, Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory. Her online exploration of Sherman's March can be found at www.shermansmarch.org.

Length: 37 min.
File size: 16.1 MB
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October 2014

A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek

Ed Linenthal, executive editor of Journal of American History, speaks with Ari Kelman, the McCabe Greer Professor of History at Penn State University and the author of A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek. You can read more about the author and the book at http://arikelman.org/.

Length: 48 min.
File size: 21.3 MB
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The New MathSeptember 2014

The New Math and Midcentury American Politics

Stephen Andrews, managing editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Christopher J. Phillips, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, author of The New Math and Midcentury American Politics. His article appears in the September 2014 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 53 min.
File size: 24.1 MB
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June 2014

The Cowboy Suit Tragedy: Spreading Risk, Owning Hazard in the Modern American Consumer Economy

Stephen Andrews, managing editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Barbara Young Welke, University of Minnesota, author of The Cowboy Suit Tragedy: Spreading Risk, Owning Hazard in the Modern American Consumer Economy. Her article appears in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 45 min.
File size: 19.7 MB
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A Bell for Adano NovelMarch 2014

“Produce More Joppolos”: John Hersey’s A Bell for Adano and the Making of the “Good Occupation”

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Susan L. Carruthers, Professor of History at Rutgers University, Newark, author of “Produce More Joppolos”: John Hersey’s A Bell for Adano and the Making of the “Good Occupation”. Her article appears in the March 2014 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 43 min.
File size: 18.9 MB
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January 2014

The Last of the Doughboys, The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Richard Rubin, author of The Last of the Doughboys, The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War. You can read more about the author and the book at http://www.richardrubinonline.com/.

Length: 48 min.
File size: 24.2 MB
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2013

Cartoon of squirrels climbing a mans legDecember 2013

The Urbanization of the Eastern Gray Squirrel in the United States

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Etienne Benson, author of “The Urbanization of the Eastern Gray Squirrel in the United States”. His article appears in the December 2013 issue of the JAH.

Length: 38 min.
File size: 18.1 MB
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September 2013

Citizens of Nowhere: Fugitive Slaves and Free African Americans in Mexico, 1833-1857

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Sarah E. Cornell, author of “Citizens of Nowhere: Fugitive Slaves and Free African Americans in Mexico, 1833-1857”. Her article appears in the September 2013 issue of the JAH.

Length: 36 min.
File size: 17.3 MB
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June 2013

The World With Us: The State of American Environmental History

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Paul Sutter, author of “The World With Us: The State of American Environmental History”, a State of the Field essay appearing in the June 2013 issue of the JAH.

Length: 20 min.
File size: 15.5 MB
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April 2013

“Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service”

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with a panel about the OAH’s report examining the practice and presentation of American history in the National Park Service and at its sites. Participants include: Dave Thelen, Indiana University (emeritus), and Anne Mitchell Whisnant, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, two coauthors of the report; Katie Bliss, National Park Service; Seth Bruggeman, Temple University; Todd Moye, University of North Texas; Cathy Stanton, Tufts University; and Julia Washburn, National Park Service. Read the report online and learn more about the OAH’s collaboration with the National Park Service at http://oah.org/programs/nps/.

Length: 61 min.
File size: 29.2 MB
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March 2013

“Their blood shall not be shed in vain”: American Evangelical Missionaries and the Search for God and Country in Post–World War II Asia

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Sarah Miller-Davenport, doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Chicago and author of “Their blood shall not be shed in vain”: American Evangelical Missionaries and the Search for God and Country in Post–World War II Asia. Her work appears in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 20 min.
File size: 9.6 MB
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January 2013

The Reexamination of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Ed Linenthal speaks with James G. Blight, CIGI Chair in Foreign Policy Development and Professor at Balsillie School of International Affairs and with Janet Lang, Research Professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. They discuss the reexamination of the Cuban missile crisis and their book projects found at http://www.armageddonletters.com/.

Length: 59 min.
File size: 29 MB
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2012

December 2012

“Moving Beyond Rags to Riches,” New York's Famine Irish Immigrants and Their Surprising Savings Accounts

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Tyler Anbinder, Professor of History at George Washington University and author of “Moving Beyond Rags to Riches,” New York's Famine Irish Immigrants and Their Surprising Savings Accounts. His work appears in the December 2012 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 35 min.
File size: 19 MB
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September 2012

“Apostles of Fascism,” “Communist Clergy,” and the UAW: Political Ideology and Working-Class Religion in Detroit, 1919-1945

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Matthew Pehl, Assistant Professor of History at Augustana College and author of “Apostles of Fascism,” “Communist Clergy,” and the UAW: Political Ideology and Working-Class Religion in Detroit, 1919-1945. His work appears in the September 2012 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 30 min.
File size: 17 MB
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June 2012

Oil in American History

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Brian C. Black, Karen R. Merrill, and Tyler Priest, the Consulting Editors and participants in this special issue titled: Oil in American History. Their work appears in the June 2012 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 34 min.
File size: 18 MB
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March 2012

Was FDR the Antichrist? The Birth of Fundamentalist Antiliberalism in a Global Age

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Matthew Avery Sutton, author of “Was FDR the Antichrist? The Birth of Fundamentalist Antiliberalism in a Global Age”. The essay appears in the March 2012 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 31 min.
File size: 16 MB
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2011

December 2011

Conservatism: A State of the Field

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Kim Phillips-Fein, author of the State of the Field essay “Conservatism: A State of the Field”. The essay appears in the December 2011 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 23 min.
File size: 14 MB
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September 2011

On Borderlands

John Nieto-Phillips, associate editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Professor Samuel Truett, co-author with Pekka Hämäläinen of “On Borderlands”. The essay appears in the September 2011 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 39 min.
File size: 16 MB
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June 2011

Terrorism and the American Experience

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Professor Beverly Gage, author of the forthcoming State of the Field essay “Terrorism and the American Experience”. The essay appears in the June 2011 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 32 min.
File size: 14 MB
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March 2011

Consuming Relief: Food Stamps and the New Welfare of the New Deal

Stephen D. Andrews, associate editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Rachel Louise Moran, author of the article Consuming Relief: Food Stamps and the New Welfare of the New Deal. The article appears in the March 2011 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 48 min.
File size: 19 MB
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2010

December 2010

Why Mass Incarceration Matters: Rethinking Crisis, Decline, and Transformation in Postwar American History

Khalil G. Muhammad, associate editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Heather Ann Thompson, author of the article Why Mass Incarceration Matters: Rethinking Crisis, Decline, and Transformation in Postwar American History. The article appears in the December 2010 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 48 min.
File size: 19 MB
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September 2010

Latino History: An Interchange on Present Realities and Future Prospects

John Nieto-Phillips, associate editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Professor Virginia Sánchez Korrol, a participant in the Interchange titled Latino History: An Interchange on Present Realities and Future Prospects. The article appears in the September 2010 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 25 min.
File size: 10 MB
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June 2010

“Slavery, Suicide, and Memory in North America”

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Professor Terri L. Synder, author of the forthcoming article “Suicide, Slavery, and Memory in North America”. The article appears in the June 2010 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 27 min.
File size: 11 MB
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March 2010

“Teaching U.S. History Abroad”

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Professor Scott E. Casper, the contributing editor for the Journal’s “Textbooks and Teaching” section. They discuss the March 2009 installment, “Teaching U.S. History Abroad,” in which ten authors from around the world write about their experience teaching U.S. history outside the United States.

Length: 31 min.
File size: 13 MB
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2009

December 2009

“The Black Power Movement: A State of the Field”

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Professor Peniel Joseph about his state of the field article, “The Black Power Movement: A State of the Field”. The article appears in the December 2009 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 33 min.
File size: 19 MB
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September 2009

“Lincoln Theme 2.0”

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Professor Matthew Pinsker about his state of the field article, “Lincoln Theme 2.0”. The article appears in the September 2009 issue of the Journal of American History. (Matthew Pinsker is a lecturer in the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program.)

Length: 25 min.
File size: 14.4 MB
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June 2009

“The Free and Open People’s Market:” Political Ideology and Retail Brokerage at the New York Stock Exchange, 1913–1933

Stephen Andrews, associate editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Professor Julie C. Ott about her article, “The Free and Open People’s Market:” Political Ideology and Retail Brokerage at the New York Stock Exchange, 1913–1933.” The article appears in the June 2009 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 23 min. 35 sec.
File size: 13.6 MB
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March 2009

The Diplomatic History Bandwagon: A State of the Field

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, speaks with Professor Thomas W. Zeiler about his article, “The Diplomatic History Bandwagon: A State of the Field.” The article appears in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of American History.

Length: 24 min. 34 sec.
File size: 17 MB
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2008

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“Worth a Lot of Negro Votes”: Black Voters, Africa, and the 1960 Presidential Campaign

Associate editor and professor of history at Indiana University, John Nieto-Phillips speaks with Professor James Meriwether about his article, “‘Worth a Lot of Negro Votes’: Black Voters, Africa, and the 1960 Presidential Campaign.” The article appears in the December 2008 issue of the Journal of American History and is also the focus of the December 2008 “Teaching the JAH” online supplement.

Length: 25 min. 59 sec.
File size: 18 MB
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