A Compiled resource of books and reviews for those wanting to learn and teach about the history of abortion, reproductive rights, and Roe v. Wade. This review sweeps how the field developed over 4 decades.
A history of abortion activism before and after Roe v. Wade concludes: “The bills in Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri are not evidence, then, that the modern movement has become more extreme. Rather, they are a reminder that the anti-abortion movement has always been extreme.”
An analysis of the 19th Amendment’s impact for women in the Caribbean and Pacific Territories of the UNited States. This transnational research on Women’s suffrage contextualizes U.S. history into the broader history of its empire.
A Discussion with Ellen Dubois looking back through time at the Women’s Rights movements. This program also features a commentary by Vivien Rose, historian at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y.
This article examines how although prisoners are inelgible to vote, they still count in the overall census population in the electoral count where the prison is located. Consquently, convicted fellons are disenfranchised but still taken advantage of when counted in the overal district population.
Guest host Dr. Mireya Loza, Assistant Professor in Food Studies at New York University, interviews Dr. Verónica Martínez-Matsuda Assistant Professor of Labor Relations, Law, and History at Cornell University, about her article "For Labor and Democracy: The Farm Security Administration's Competing Visions for Farm Workers' Socioeconomic Reform and Civil Rights in the 1940s", which appears in the September 2019 issue of the Journal of American History.
An analysis of the history of tax activism and its connection to other marches throughout history. Tracing this back to the Nixon administration, the 16th amendment, and the desire for political transparency - this article also hints at why Presidential Candidate tax records are a hot commodity.
An analysis of the struggle to integrate schools, secure funding, and secure legal support after the Brown v Topeka Board of Education decisions. This analysis follows the struggles faced inside and outside of schools adapting to desegregation.
A radio show discussion with Kristi Lindenmyer on the history of Child Labor in the United States. This program also features a commentary by David Larson, Creighton University labor law professor, on why Labor Day should be celebrated.
Mardi Gras, by Reid Mitchel (Talking History, Feb. 1999)
Including for the feature: Op-ed by John Andrew, professor of history at Franklin and Marshall College, looks at tax reform.
A talk with Todd Jones, philosophy professor at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and co-editor of the book Affirmative Action: Social Justice or Reverse Discriminaton?. The program contains an op-ed about welfare by professor Linda Gordon.
An interview with author Diane Ravitch on the history of reform in public education. Ravitch was an assistant secretary at the U. S. Department of Education from 1991-93 and currently holds the Brown Chair in Education Studies at the Brookings Institution. Ravitch is the author of Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms. The commentary provided by Arnita Jones, executive director of the American Historical Association, looks at the impact of the call by Congress for improved teaching of American history on professional historians.
A history of various Emancipation laws and their celebrations. This article challenges the narratives surrounding the Emancipation Proclamation as a liberation document and brings light to the celebration of Juneteenth.
An article about how it might have been like to experience Emancipation for those living at the time. This article is mostly told from the perspective of those in power and from a legal perspective. It is also written as a “day in the life” style narrative.
An interview with Frances Clarke and Rebecca Jo PLant about their article “The Crowning Insult: Federal Segregation and the Gold Star Mother and Widow Pilgrimages of the Early 1940s” which was published in Sept. 2015 in the JAH. This discusses African American responses to the segregation of Gold Star Mothers pilgrimages in the 1930s.
This article challenges the narrative that child labor is not slavery. Instead, Resendez argues that slavery continues to thrive in multiple modes including child labor, prison sentences, and any sort of forced labor for low or no compensation. This article is contextualized through a legal history of the many ways in which this has been “outlawed” and yet allowed.
Historian Loren Schweninger talks about his latest project involving slave petitions, The Southern Debate Over Slavery: Petitions to Southern Legislatures, 1777--1864. Schweninger is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
This article looks at the Civil War as a constitutional crisis: There was much to discuss about powers and liberties before, during, and after the war, and without this discussion the Constitution would not endure as the governing document of the United States.
An analysis of the landmark case Time, Inc. v. Hill (1967) and Hulk Hogan v. Gawker (2016) which questioned its precedent. In this analysis of the history of privacy law and the freedom of the press, Nixon’s actions and attitudes are laid bare.
This article places Obergefell v. Hodges in its historical context. The necessity of context is important because many of the claims made by justice erase the “legality” of gay marraige in multiple cultures throughout the world before it being legally granted in the United States of America.
A talk with professor Larry Diamond of Stanford University's Hoover Institute, about the concerns over this growing phenomenon. Diamond is the author of Developing Democracy.The program contains an op-ed by Harvard University professor Susan Ware, giving us her list of the 20th century's most influential women.
The following framework seeks to provide teachers a way to do the main ideas justice, yet also keep them manageable. It first covers certain preliminaries about the government's main reactions to the 9/11 attacks and to the sources of human rights limitations the policies encountered. It then turns to specifics, starting with indefinite detention, then “enhanced interrogation techniques,” and finally trials before special military commissions—as well as the key documentary sources of human rights law that each of these practices implicates along the way.