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New Books in History

New Books in History

Podcast Host: Marshall Poe

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Website: http://newbooksinhistory.com

Location: Iowa City, Iowa

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Discussions with historians about their new books.

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Abigail Perkiss, “Making Good Neighbors: Civil Rights, Liberalism and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia”  play >

Abigail Perkiss, “Making Good Neighbors: Civil Rights, Liberalism and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia”

7/16/2014 | Download File (22.46 MB) - right click to download

Sitting in my home office this morning, I’ve periodically looked up from my computer screen and out the window to see who the dog is barking at. Sometimes it’s a young mother pushing a stroller, sometimes an older man walking his dogs, occasionally a young woman jogging. Regardless of age, gender or agenda, all of [...]

Abigail Perkiss, “Making Good Neighbors: Civil Rights, Liberalism and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia”  play >

Abigail Perkiss, “Making Good Neighbors: Civil Rights, Liberalism and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia”

7/16/2014 | Download File (22.46 MB) - right click to download

Sitting in my home office this morning, I’ve periodically looked up from my computer screen and out the window to see who the dog is barking at. Sometimes it’s a young mother pushing a stroller, sometimes an older man walking his dogs, occasionally a young woman jogging. Regardless of age, gender or agenda, all of [...]

Edmund Levin, “A Child of Christian Blood: Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel”  play >

Edmund Levin, “A Child of Christian Blood: Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel”

7/13/2014 | Download File (30.25 MB) - right click to download

There is a lot of nasty mythology about Jews, but surely the most heinous and ridiculous is the bizarre notion that “they” (as if Jews were all the same) have long been in the habit of murdering Christian children, draining them of blood, and mixing said blood into Passover matzo. We know when and where [...]

Edmund Levin, “A Child of Christian Blood: Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel”  play >

Edmund Levin, “A Child of Christian Blood: Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel”

7/13/2014 | Download File (30.25 MB) - right click to download

There is a lot of nasty mythology about Jews, but surely the most heinous and ridiculous is the bizarre notion that “they” (as if Jews were all the same) have long been in the habit of murdering Christian children, draining them of blood, and mixing said blood into Passover matzo. We know when and where [...]

Lisa Gitelman, “Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents”  play >

Lisa Gitelman, “Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents”

7/9/2014 | Download File (29.72 MB) - right click to download

“One doesn’t so much read a death certificate, it would seem, as perform calisthenics on one…” From the first, prefatory page of Lisa Gitelman’s new book, the reader is introduced to a way of thinking about documents as tools for creating bodily experience, and as material objects situated within hierarchies and relationships of labor. Working beautifully at [...]

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