Episode 136: Afro-Indigenous Histories of the US
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by csrose@austin.utexas.edu (The University of Texas at Austin), Not Even Past & Hemispheres
1y ago
Afro-Indigenous histories are central to the history of the United States, tribal sovereignty, and civil rights. Today, Dr. Kyle Mays (Saginaw Chippewa) author of An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States and Hip Hop Beats, Indigenous Rhymes: Modernity and Hip Hop in Indigenous North America, discusses the intersections of Black and Indigenous history through the ..read more
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Episode 135: Connected Histories of Cuba and the United States
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by csrose@austin.utexas.edu (The University of Texas at Austin), Not Even Past & Hemispheres
1y ago
While the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cold War are important aspects of the United States and Cuba’s shared history, they are not the only elements the two share. According to today’s guest and author of Cuba: An American History, Professor Ada Ferrer, there are the centuries of interconnected history between Cuba and the US ..read more
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Episode 134: Austin’s Black History
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by csrose@austin.utexas.edu (The University of Texas at Austin), Not Even Past & Hemispheres
1y ago
To kick off the new season of 15 Minute History, we sit down with Dr. Javier Wallace, founder and guide of Black Austin Tours. While those familiar with Austin might be familiar with the George Washington Carver Museum as well as historically Black East Austin, Dr. Wallace unpacks other hidden, and not-so-hidden elements of Black ..read more
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Episode 133: The 1844 Philadelphia Riots
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by csrose@austin.utexas.edu (The University of Texas at Austin), Not Even Past & Hemispheres
1y ago
In 1844, Philadelphia, a hub for Irish immigration to the United States, witnessed a series of violent Nativist riots that targeted Irish Americans and Roman Catholic churches. In our season finale, Zachary Schrag discusses the events leading up to the Philadelphia Nativists Riots of 1844, who was there, and how it fits into the broader ..read more
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Episode 132: History of the Second Ku Klux Klan
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by csrose@austin.utexas.edu (The University of Texas at Austin), Not Even Past & Hemispheres
1y ago
Historians argue that several versions of the group known as the Ku Klux Klan or KKK have existed since its inception after the Civil War. But, what makes the Klan of the 1920s different from the others? Linda Gordon, the winner of two Bancroft Prizes and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, writes in The ..read more
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Episode 131: Climate and Environmental History in Context
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by csrose@austin.utexas.edu (The University of Texas at Austin), Not Even Past & Hemispheres
1y ago
How do historians teach Environmental History in an age where climate catastrophe fills the headlines? Megan Raby and Erika Bsumek, both History Professors and Environmental Historians discuss what drew them to the field, how they talk about environmental history with their students, and the 2021 Institute for Historical Studies Conference, "Climate in Context: Historical Precedents and the Unprecedented" (April 22-23). "Among many other questions, the conference will ask: Can history offer an alternative to visions of the future that appear to be determined by prevailing climate models, and h ..read more
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Episode 130: Black Reconstruction in Indian Territory
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by csrose@austin.utexas.edu (The University of Texas at Austin), Not Even Past & Hemispheres
1y ago
Nineteenth-Century Indian Territory (modern-day Oklahoma) was home to a wide array of groups including Native American Nations, enslaved Indian Freed-people, African Americans, White settlers, and others. In a conversation on Black Reconstruction in Indian Territory, Alaina Roberts discusses what Reconstruction might have meant for Black people in what is now called Oklahoma in the years immediately following the Civil War, and why it should be included in broader conversations about Reconstruction. Roberts' new book, I’ve Been Here All the While: Black Freedom on Native Land (University of Pe ..read more
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Episode 129: Slavery in the West
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by csrose@austin.utexas.edu (The University of Texas at Austin), Not Even Past & Hemispheres
1y ago
In the antebellum years, freedom and unfreedom often overlapped, even in states that were presumed "free states." According to a new book by Kevin Waite, this was in part because the reach of the Slave South extended beyond the traditional South into newly admitted free and slave states. States like California found their legislatures filled with former Southerners who hoped to see California and others align with their politics. "They pursued that vision through diplomacy, migration, and armed conquest. By the late 1850s, slaveholders and their allies had transformed the southwestern quarter ..read more
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Episode 128: The Racial Geography Tour at U.T. Austin
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by csrose@austin.utexas.edu (The University of Texas at Austin), Not Even Past & Hemispheres
1y ago
For almost two decades, Edmund (Ted) Gordon has been leading tours of UT Austin that show how racism, patriarchy, and politics are baked into the landscape and architecture of the campus.  According to the now digitized tour’s website, “What began as lectures about UT’s Black history turned into a more sustained research project about the ..read more
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Episode 127: History of the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
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by csrose@austin.utexas.edu (The University of Texas at Austin), Not Even Past & Hemispheres
1y ago
In recent years, conversations about the US-Mexico border have centered around the border wall. However, according to today’s guest, C.J. Alvarez, the wall is one of many construction projects that have occurred in the border region in the last 30 years. "From the boundary surveys of the 1850s to the ever-expanding fences and highway networks of the twenty-first century, Border Land, Border Water examines the history of the construction projects that have shaped the region where the United States and Mexico meet ..read more
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