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The AskHistorians Podcast

Dec 7, 2017

Today as it is our 100th episode (and we are fast approaching 700,000 subscribers) we have decided to do something a little different! We have a panel of AskHistorians Moderators to talk about AskHistorians Under the Hood--what it is like to moderate and run the worlds largest academic history forum. AskHistorians has...

Nov 27, 2017

Today we are once again joined by Kyle Pittman - AKA u/Snapshot52 on the subreddit - for a discussion of the concept of sovereignty in the context of indigenous nations. (66 minutes)

Nov 11, 2017

Today, we are lucky to be joined again by /u/freedsmenspatrol! He is here to talk to us about about the entire history of the assault on Charles Sumner on the senate floor on May 22, 1856. He also give a detailed account of the events leading up to the caning, including episodes from the battle over the Fugitive...

Oct 24, 2017

Today we're joined by Professor Lorien Foote (Texas A&M University) to talk about Union prisoners in the Civil War South. Specifically, the prisoner exchange system, the role of 19th century concepts of honor, and how these prisoners escaped as the Confederacy broke down towards the end of the war.


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Oct 13, 2017

A special bonus episode: a microhistory of the military orders in Scotland!