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Intervals

An initiative of the Organization of American Historians' Committee on Marketing and Communications, Intervals arises in the midst of vast disruptions to everyday life, and it gives response to the impact that COVID-19 is having on the OAH community, the history profession, and the informational needs of our many audiences.

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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Public History is Public Health

Christopher Brick is a historian of human rights and the modern United States at The George Washington University where he serves as Director and Editor of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project. A founding member of the OAH Marketing and Communications Committee, Brick served as co-chair from 2019-20 and in that capacity conceived and founded the Intervals series. Link for Christopher Brick Transcript: http://rebrand.ly/46ie2lfThoughts? Email us at idavid@oah.orgParticipants: Christopher BrickThis episode was produced by Ikerighi "IK" David

25mins

1 Apr 2021

Rank #1

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A Haunted Land

Josh Irvin is a 3rd year doctoral student at George Washington University pursuing his PhD in Native American history. His ongoing research regards native sovereignty in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century by examining the history of the Grand River Iroquois community.Link for Josh Irvin Transcript: https://rebrand.ly/berecusKey References: This Land is Their Land by David SilvermanThe Other Slavery by Andres ResendezMosquito Empires by J.R. McNeillJosh's Recommendations:“Virgin Soil Epidemics as a Factor in the Aboriginal Depopulation in America" by Alfred Crosby“Virgin Soils Revisited" by David S. Jones“Avoiding the Smallpox Spirits: Colonial Epidemics and Southeastern Indian Survival" by Paul Kelton“The Emergence of the Colonial South" by Robbie Ethridge“There’s No Such Thing as ‘Prehistory,’ What the Longue Duree of Caddo and Pueblo History Tells Us about Colonial History” by Juliana Barr“The Indians’ Old World” by Neal SalisburyThoughts? Email us at idavid@oah.orgParticipants: Christopher Brick, Josh Irvin, Kariann YokotaThis episode was produced by Ikerighi "IK" David

1hr 27mins

7 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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"The Speckled Monster": Smallpox and Early America

Shannon Duffy explores the history of smallpox in early America. Link to Episode Transcript: https://rebrand.ly/i5bx42jThoughts? Email us at idavid@oah.orgParticipants: Shannon Duffy, Christopher Brick, Kariann YokotaThis episode was produced by Ikerighi "IK" David

1hr 25mins

14 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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A Plague in New York City: A Young Doctor Confronts Yellow Fever in the Founding Era

Carolyn Eastman brings us into one young physician's encounter with the New York City yellow fever epidemics of the 1790s.Link to Episode Transcript: https://rebrand.ly/cuu277xThoughts? Email us at idavid@oah.orgParticipants: Carolyn Eastman, Christopher BrickThis episode was produced by Ikerighi "IK" David

1hr 24mins

21 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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Providence and Benevolence in Philadelphia's Yellow Fever of 1793

Philippa Koch delves into the religious lives of Philadelphians swept up in the yellow fever epidemic of 1793.Link to Episode Transcript:  https://rebrand.ly/mo82iqcThoughts? Email us at idavid@oah.orgParticipants: Philippa Koch, Christopher BrickThis episode was produced by Ikerighi "IK" David

1hr 26mins

28 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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"Which Public?: Race, Slavery, and Health in the Antebellum United States."

Christopher D. E. Willoughby on the intersection between public health and enslavement in the antebellum United States. Link to Episode Transcript: https://rebrand.ly/x3xtargThoughts? Email us at idavid@oah.orgParticipants: Christopher D. E. Willoughby, Christopher Brick, Kariann YokotaThis episode was produced by Ikerighi "IK" David

1hr 43mins

5 May 2021

Rank #6

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Smallpox and urban nature in 1860s San Francisco

Jennifer Seltz on smallpox and urban nature in 1860s San Francisco. Link to Episode Transcript: https://rebrand.ly/hx70etrThoughts? Email us at idavid@oah.orgParticipants: Jennifer Seltz, Christopher BrickThis episode was produced by Ikerighi "IK" David

1hr 12mins

12 May 2021

Rank #7

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Midwestern healthcare and poor farms in the late 19th century

Link to Episode Transcript: https://rebrand.ly/wwux30kThoughts? Email us at idavid@oah.orgParticipants: Megan Birk, Christopher Brick, Kariann YokotaThis episode was produced by Ikerighi "IK" David

1hr 49mins

19 May 2021

Rank #8

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"An Eruptive Fever Comes to Muncie"

Link to Episode Transcript:  https://rebrand.ly/j4d1a4iThoughts? Email us at idavid@oah.orgParticipants: Kelly Hacker Jones, Christopher Brick, Kariann YokotaThis episode was produced by Ikerighi "IK" David

1hr 21mins

27 May 2021

Rank #9

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The Obsession to Disinfect, and Why It Unequally Impacts Communities

Jacob Steere-Williams on public health and chemical disinfectants in the Gilded Age.Link to Episode Transcript: https://rebrand.ly/fpx3mj5Thoughts? Email us at idavid@oah.orgParticipants: Jacob Steere-Williams, Christopher Brick, Kariann YokotaThis episode was produced by Ikerighi "IK" David

1hr 39mins

2 Jun 2021

Rank #10