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  • Originally published 04/18/2015

    The View from the Inside ... The OAH's Courageous Stand Against Racism in 2000

    Darlene Clark Hine

    In this interview, Darlene Clark Hine speaks about a subject she has long tried to forget: The painful decision the OAH made in 2000 to stand up to the racist practices of the Adam’s Mark Hotel. The controversy broke just as Professor Hine was preparing to take-over as the new president of the OAH.

  • Originally published 04/18/2015

    The War on Drugs

    Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

    In this interview, Julilly Kohler-Hausmann speaks about the ways historians are rewriting the history of the war on drugs.

  • Originally published 04/18/2015

    How to Get Students Interested in History

    Mark Carnes

    In this video clip from a workshop conducted at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Mark Carnes is training teachers who will be running games to help students understand history in their own classrooms.

  • Originally published 04/17/2015

    How to Get Your Op Ed Published

    Jonathan Zimmerman

    A well-known professor, Jonathan Zimmerman is celebrated for writing more op eds than probably any other living historian. We wanted to know what the secret of his success is.

  • Originally published 04/17/2015

    The Church Committee at 40

    What scholars think now about the Church Committee and why it wasn't more effective. 

  • Originally published 04/17/2015

    What Economists Are Saying Now About Slavery

    Jonathan Pritchett and Charles Calomiris

    Jonathan Pritchett and Charles Calomiris presented a paper about the economics of slavery at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians.

  • Originally published 04/17/2015

    A Horrific Case of Murder that Reinforces Gay Stereotypes

    Lauren Gutterman

    Jeannance Freeman was convicted of murdering the two children of her lesbian lover. In this interview Ms. Gutterman breaks the taboo of gay historians who have shied away from stories that tend to reinforce stereotypes about gays.

  • Originally published 04/16/2015

    How the Media Misrepresented Arizona's Fight over Immigrants

    Robert Poch

    Robert Poch observes that the New York Times inadvertently misconstrued Arizona’s immigration fight with the Department of Justice. The Times claimed it was a modern example of nullification. It wasn’t, says Poch.