American History · Cold War · jazz

radiolab interview…still pinching myself

My thoughts on what I’d save during the Cold War in aftermath of a nuclear attack made it on RadioLab. Context offered 24 minutes in. I’m about 28 minutes in. Whoa! Thank you, Simon Adler, show producer!   Yes, a recording of Mahalia Jackson singing The Lord’s Prayer at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival is… Continue reading radiolab interview…still pinching myself

American History · swagger

antebellum america swagger site up

It is always wonderful to have the chance to share my students’ discoveries. Happy to say excerpts from the capstone papers in my “Antebellum America Swagger” (HY 430) course are now up. Because of the pandemic, we are using this digital sharing to give students an opportunity to see each other’s work. They were charged… Continue reading antebellum america swagger site up