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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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Daniel O. Prosterman, “Defining Democracy: Electoral Reform and the Struggle for Power in New York City”  play >

Daniel O. Prosterman, “Defining Democracy: Electoral Reform and the Struggle for Power in New York City”

12/20/2014 | Download File (27.63 MB) - right click to download

Daniel Prosterman‘s new book Defining Democracy: Electoral Reform and the Struggle for Power in New York City (Oxford University Press, 2013) investigates a neglected topic in U.S. history: the occasional efforts by reformers over the years to bring proportional representation to America. No democracy in the world today is less representative by the standard of “one person, [...]

Daniel O. Prosterman, “Defining Democracy: Electoral Reform and the Struggle for Power in New York City”  play >

Daniel O. Prosterman, “Defining Democracy: Electoral Reform and the Struggle for Power in New York City”

12/20/2014 | Download File (27.63 MB) - right click to download

Daniel Prosterman‘s new book Defining Democracy: Electoral Reform and the Struggle for Power in New York City (Oxford University Press, 2013) investigates a neglected topic in U.S. history: the occasional efforts by reformers over the years to bring proportional representation to America. No democracy in the world today is less representative by the standard of “one person, [...]

Jason Sokol, “All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn”  play >

Jason Sokol, “All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn”

12/17/2014 | Download File (27.16 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in American Studies] When it came to race relations, the post-World War Two North was different — better — than the South. Or so white people in the northeast told themselves. While Jason Sokol argues that there was a real basis for what he calls the “northern mystique,” his new book All Eyes Are Upon Us: [...]

Jason Sokol, “All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn”  play >

Jason Sokol, “All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn”

12/17/2014 | Download File (27.16 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in American Studies] When it came to race relations, the post-World War Two North was different — better — than the South. Or so white people in the northeast told themselves. While Jason Sokol argues that there was a real basis for what he calls the “northern mystique,” his new book All Eyes Are Upon Us: [...]

Timothy Michael Law, “When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible”  play >

Timothy Michael Law, “When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible”

12/10/2014 | Download File (25.87 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in Religion] When a contemporary reader opens up their Bible they may be unaware of the long historical process that created the pages within. One of the key components in this history is the Septuagint, the Greek translation of Hebrew scriptures between the third century BCE and the second century CE. Timothy Michael Law, [...]

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