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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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Edward E. Baptist, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism”  play >

Edward E. Baptist, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism”

9/8/2014 | Download File (29.98 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in American Studies] An unflinching examination of the trauma, violence, opportunism, and vision that combined to create the empire for slavery that was the Old South, Ed Baptist‘s new book The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (Basic Books, 2014) challenges popular conceptions of that region that imagine it as [...]

Edward E. Baptist, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism”  play >

Edward E. Baptist, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism”

9/8/2014 | Download File (29.98 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in American Studies] An unflinching examination of the trauma, violence, opportunism, and vision that combined to create the empire for slavery that was the Old South, Ed Baptist‘s new book The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (Basic Books, 2014) challenges popular conceptions of that region that imagine it as [...]

John Tresch, “The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon”  play >

John Tresch, “The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon”

9/5/2014 | Download File (32.80 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology, and Society] John Tresch’s beautiful new book charts a series of transformations that collectively ushered in a new cosmology in the Paris of the early-mid nineteenth century. The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon  (University of Chicago Press, 2012) narrates the emergence of a new image of the machine, a [...]

John Tresch, “The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon”  play >

John Tresch, “The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon”

9/5/2014 | Download File (32.80 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology, and Society] John Tresch’s beautiful new book charts a series of transformations that collectively ushered in a new cosmology in the Paris of the early-mid nineteenth century. The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon  (University of Chicago Press, 2012) narrates the emergence of a new image of the machine, a [...]

Ovamir Anjum, “Politics, Law, and Community in Islamic Thought: The Taymiyyan Moment”  play >

Ovamir Anjum, “Politics, Law, and Community in Islamic Thought: The Taymiyyan Moment”

8/22/2014 | Download File (30.65 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in Islamic Studies] In Politics, Law, and Community in Islamic Thought: The Taymiyyan Moment (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Ovamir Anjum explores a timely topic, even though his focus is hundreds of years in the past. In order to present his topic Professor Anjum asks a series of foundational questions, such as: How have Muslims understood ideal government [...]

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