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Sally G. McMillen, “Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement” (Oxford, 2008)


Think of this. From the origins of civilization roughly 5000 years ago to around 1900 AD, the condition of women did not fundamentally change. They weren’t “second class citizens.” Rather, they weren’t citizens at all.


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 2009-10-23  1h1m
 
 

Steve Gillon, “The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After” (Basic Books, 2009)


You could fill a large library with books about JFK’s assassination. We’ve even touched on the subject here. The topic of the transfer of power from JFK to LBJ, however, has been neglected. I was under the impression that after JFK was pronounced dead,...


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 2009-10-15  1h7m
 
 

Jennifer Burns, “Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right” (Oxford UP, 2009)


When I was in high school I had several friends who went to Wichita’s only prep school. They were nice guys, played D&D, andsaid they were “Libertarians.”I thought that “Libertarian” might have something to do with the library,


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 2009-10-09  1h15m
 
 

Jack Greene and Philip Morgan, “Atlantic History: A Critical Appraisal” (Oxford UP, 2008)


This is the first in a series of podcasts that New Books in History is offering in conjunction with the National History Center. The NHC and Oxford University Press have initiated a book series called “Reinterpreting History.


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 2009-10-02  1h7m
 
 

Peter Fritzsche, “Life and Death in the Third Reich” (Harvard UP, 2008)


Germans and Nazis. They were different things, right? I mean some Germans were members of the Party and believed all it said and some were not and believed none of what it said. True enough, but actually the relationship between the identity “German” a...


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 2009-09-25  1h4m
 
 

Brett Whalen, “Dominion of God: Christendom and Apocalypse in the Middle Ages” (Harvard UP, 2009)


In the Gospels, the disciples come to Jesus and ask him about the End of Days. He’s got bad news and good. First, everything was going to go hell, so to say: “And Jesus answered . . . many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall...


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 2009-09-18  54m
 
 

Lawrence Wittner, “Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement” (Stanford UP, 2009)


In 1983, when I was in college, I participated in something called a “Die-In.” A group of us set up crosses on the commons and threw ourselves on the ground as if we were dead. The idea, such as it was, was to suggest that nuclear weapons were bad and...


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 2009-09-11  57m
 
 

Peter Mancall, “Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson” (Basic Books, 2009)


You’ve probably heard of the Hudson River, and you may have even heard of Hudson Bay. But have you ever heard of Henry Hudson? Well you should, and now thanks to Peter Mancall‘s page-turning Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson (Basic Bo...


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 2009-09-04  1h5m
 
 

Kevin Kenny, “Peaceable Kingdom Lost: The Paxton Boys and the Destruction of William Penn’s Holy Experiment” (Oxford UP, 2009)


It’s hard to be a Christian. It’s even harder to be a good Christian. But being a good Christian on the frontier of Pennsylvania in the eighteenth century seems to have been next to impossible. That’s one possible gloss of Kevin Kenny‘s eye-opening new...


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 2009-08-28  1h10m
 
 

Nick Reding, “Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town” (Bloomsbury, 2009)


In 1980 I left Kansas to go to college in Iowa. A lot of things caught my attention about Iowa, for example, that the people really are very nice. I also noticed that there were a lot of drugs. One of them was “crystal methamphetamine,


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 2009-08-14  1h7m