History is US

History is US

History is US

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
There will always be something distinct about our present day, yet history haunts. American democracy is at a crossroads, and we have to decide who we really are as a nation. This moment begs us all to look to our past to help understand our present, and to imagine a better future. In the aftermath of the carnage of the Civil War, the nation struggled to give shape to a country drenched in blood. In many ways, we are still fighting old battles and still trapped in assumptions that blocked the way to imagining a new America. Written and narrated by award-winning author and Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, “History is US” is a 6-part audio documentary produced and developed by C13Originals that asks questions about who we are as a nation, and what race might reveal about our current crisis. Through the voices of distinguished historians and scholars, this limited series gives listeners the background and education to understand how we got here and how we can all use history to clarify the choices before us. “History is US” is a presentation of Shining City Audio, a C13Originals and Jon Meacham Studio.
  1. June 08, 2022
    2 min
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    Welcome to History is US
    Written and narrated by award-winning author and Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, “History is US” is a 6-part audio documentary produced and developed by C13Or…
  2. June 15, 2022
    49 min
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    The Collapse of Radical Reconstruction
    With the passage of the 15th amendment, some Americans believed the battle had finally been won: the former slave now had the right to vote. But what followed, was a systematic retreat on the promises of Radica…
  3. June 15, 2022
    46 min
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    Storm and Stress: Jim Crow America
    In the aftermath of the collapse of Reconstruction, we chart the emergence of Jim Crow laws and the extralegal violence that made it the law of the land. In many ways, this period laid the foundation for the Bl…
  4. June 22, 2022
    43 min
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    The Second Reconstruction
    The Civil Rights movement of the mid-twentieth century begins despite the internal conflicts that shape it. We focus particularly on the complex response to the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birm…
  5. June 22, 2022
    1 hr
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    White Betrayal
    The black freedom struggle of the mid-twentieth century leads to the emergence of white backlash. Here we show how conservatives mobilized immediately, in the courts and in the streets, to undo the promises of…
  6. June 29, 2022
    1 hr 10 min
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    American Madness: The Obama Years
    The election of President Barack Obama ignited feelings of hope and promise. But the election of the first black president of the United States also intensified hatreds, fears and disappointments. This Episode…
  7. June 29, 2022
    55 min
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    Democracy Imperiled
    What happened at the Capitol on January 6 begs us to look to our past to help us understand our present, and to imagine a better future. From debates around voting rights to immigration to police reform, we fin…

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