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    Interview With OAH President Earl Lewis

    C-SPAN spoke with Earl Lewis, president of the Organization of American Historians, at their annual conference in Philadelphia. He discussed trends in the field of history and his work at…

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    History of Newspaper Boys

    Historian Vincent DiGirolamo talked about about what life was like for newspaper boys both in the cities and on the railroads in the 19th and 20th centuries. This interview took place at…

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    Global Economy and the Great Depression

    Professor Eric Rauchway talked about the state of the global economy after the Wall Street crash of 1929. He’s the author of The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression,…

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    National Historic Preservation Act

    Professor Max Page talked about the origins of the National Historic Preservation Act and the future of historic preservation in America. The National Historic Preservation Act was passed…

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    Sand Creek Massacre

    Ari Kelman and Alexa Roberts talked about the 1864 attack on Native Americans in the Colorado Territory and its aftermath. He was interviewed at the Organization of American Historians 2015…

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    Gossip in American History

    Kathleen Feeley and Jennifer Frost talked about how private conversation became public and often influenced events and opinions throughout American history. They were interviewed at the…

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    Debt Servitude in the Southwest

    William Kiser talked about forms of involuntary labor in the pre and post-Civil War era southwest. He was interviewed at the Organization of American Historians 2015 annual meeting in St.…

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    Public Execution in the Victorian South

    Bob Hutton, author of Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South, talked about the practice, frequency, and politics of public executions in 19th century Appalachia.…

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    Organization of American Historians Outgoing President

    Professor Alan Kraut talked about his tenure as president of the Organization of American Historians. This interview was from the Organization of American Historians 2014 annual meeting in…

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    Suicide in American History

    David Silkenat and Kathleen Brian talked about suicide in America during the 19th century. They were interviewed at the 2013 Organization of American Historians meeting in San Francisco,…

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    Role of Corporations in the United States

    Panelists talked about the national and transnational history of corporations, the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, corporate personhood debates in America, and the relevance of that history…

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    Economic Crisis in American History

    An interview with historians Jessica Lepler of the University of New Hampshire and Alice O’Connor of the University of California Santa Barbara from the Milwaukee meeting of the…

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    History of Birth Control in America

    Up next, at the Organization of American Historians meeting in Milwaukee, New York University Professor Linda Gordon discusses birth control in America. She argues that birth control in the U.S.…

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    Historical Interpretation by the National Park Service

    An interview with Chief Historian of the National Park Service Robert Sutton. He discusses how his organization is telling history in new ways by including more information about civilians…

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    The Environment in American History

    History professors Mark Fiege of Colorado State University and William Cronon of the University of Wisconsin-Madison are interviewed about studying American history by examining the…

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    100th Anniversary of the Election of 1912

    Georgetown history professor Michael Kazin and director of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center Khalil Muhammad were interviewed about the significance of the election that had…

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    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…

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    The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism

    Matthew Lassiter talked about the book he co-edited with Joseph Crespino, The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism (Oxford University Press, USA; November 19, 2009). The book offers challenges…

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    Down and Out in the Great Depression

    Robert McElvaine talked about the book he editted, Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the Forgotten Man (The University of North Carolina Press; 25th anniversary edition,…

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    Uncle Sam Wants You

    Christopher Capozzola talked about his book Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen (Oxford University Press, USA; July 21, 2008). Topics included the creation of…

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