Atlantic Studies Podcasts of Note: 11/2-11/9

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H-Atlantic Subscribers,

This week, the Atlantic Studies Podcasts of Note blog looks hopefully but cautiously at news about vaccines and political change while also continuing to offer episodes on Atlantic scholarship for a variety of teachers and students. This week, episodes focus on alcohol, mutiny, urban freedom, political systems, and racial identities.

Hopefully, this vaccine is efficacious.

Hopefully, this vaccine can be distributed safely and efficiently.

Hopefully, treatments continue to get better over time.

Hopefully, the structures of American government hold in these tense coming weeks.

Cautiously, political history reminds us that populist movements in office rarely give up power easily.

Cautiously, wearing masks will continue to be more important than any treatment for a considerable time.

Cautiously, vaccine distribution will be immensely difficult for institutions and persons.

Cautiously, this vaccine still remains only a possibility.

Remain vigilant.

Be strong in the abnormal.

Wear masks. Wash hands. Keep distance.

Stay safe.

Atlantic Studies Podcasts of Note:

1) The Dig Podcast – “The Americans Can Fix Nothing Without a Drink”: Alcohol in Early America

2) New Books Network – Niklas Frykman – The Bloody Flag: Mutiny in the Age of Atlantic Revolution

3) New Books Network – John Garrison Marks – Black Freedom in the Age of Slavery: Race, Status, and Identity in the Urban Americas

4) CSPAN – Lectures in History – “Electoral College” – James Curry – University of Utah

5) New Books Network – Julia Gibbings – Our Time is Now: Race and Modernity in Postcolonial Guatemala

Remembrance of Past Podcasts:

11/8/1892 – New Orleans General Strike Begins

11/5/1968 – Shirley Chisholm Elected to Congress

11/3/1868 – John Willis Menard Elected to Congress

Remembrance of Past Podcasts:

New Books Network offered an interesting episode on geographical and infrastructural planning with Eric Rutkow’s The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the Quest to Link the Americas.

New Books Network offered a wonderful episode on a long history of race and homeownership with Koritha Mitchell’s From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture.

New Books Network provided more domestic concerns of slave and free black populations with Tera Hunter’s Bound in Wedlock, Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century.

For those interested in the architecture of the system of American representation, voting, and factionalism, The Great Books Podcast offered an episode on Notes on Government by James Madison.


Andrew Kettler

Co-Editor, H-Atlantic