Wednesday, 18 June 2014

American History Untucked 010 -- Rachel Hope Cleves

My guest this week is Rachel Hope Cleves, author of The Reign of Terror in America and Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America. We talk about some events in her life that prompted her interest in the history of American violence, about LGBT history, and about her current research in Paris.

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

American History Untucked 009 -- Rebecca Onion

My guest this week is Rebecca Onion, author of Slate's The Vault blog and historian of childhood and science.

For those of you who haven't looked at The Vault, here are some of my favorite gems (the latter two of which we discuss in the show):
Here's her article on history on Twitter:
Snapshots of History

Monday, 2 June 2014

American History Untucked 008 -- Lil Fenn

My guest this week is Elizabeth (Lil) Fenn, Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado - Boulder. We discussed her 2001 book Pox Americana and her new history of the Mandan Indians, Encounters at the Heart of the World. We also discussed her career as an auto mechanic during a hiatus in her academic career.