Atlantic Studies Podcasts of Note: 5/18-5/25

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H-Atlantic Subscribers,

In another horrific week for humanity, the Atlantic Studies Podcasts of Note blog continues to provide numerous episodes of interest for scholars to stay engaged during these dark and troubling times.

This week, episodes posted on the normal feeds focus on empire, commodities, military strategy, religious devotion, and slavery.

As the bleach stains on our towels and clothes signify the wiping away of our former lives, the Atlantic Studies Podcasts of Note blog hopes everyone is doing their best to socially distance, wear masks, and stay home as much as possible.

When isolation and stillness become the mark of bravery, many begin to question what it means to be human. But our empathy should remind us each day that physical isolation can be the necessary humane act in a moment that requires so much bravery.

Atlantic Studies Podcasts of Note:

1) Ben Franklin’s World – Alan Gallay – Walter Ralegh: Architect of Empire

2) New Books Network – Rice in the Time of Sugar: The Political Economy of Food in Cuba - Louis Perez

3) New Books Network – Southern Gambit: Cornwallis and the British March to Yorktown – Stanley D.M. Carpenter

4) History of African Philosophy – Pilgrim’s Progress – Alexander Crummell

5) New Books Network – A Slave Between Empires: A Transimperial History of North Africa - M’hamed Oualdi

This Day in History Class:

5/25/1925 – Rosario Castellanos Born

5/24/1925 – Leon Trotsky Assassination Attempt

5/20/1902 – Cuba Gained Independence from U.S.

5/19/1780 – New England’s Dark Day

Remembrance of Past Podcasts:

New Books Network also posted a more modern focused episode for Atlantic Studies on Forgotten Peace: Reform, Violence, and the Making of Contemporary Columbia by Robert Karl.

Stay Safe


Andrew Kettler

Co-Editor, H-Atlantic