American History

The Young Lieutenant Who Crossed the Wild Horse Desert

American history sometimes snuggles up close with what might be better termed American mythology. Take that story about a young George Washington chopping down a cherry tree.

But other bits of history based quite a bit more in fact are less well known — though just as extraordinary.

Texas Standard commentator WF Strong offers up one such story.

Tamara Payne (Ep. 12, 2021)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. examines the continuing impact of the Malcolm X’s legacy on American history with Tamara Payne, co-author, with her father, Les Payne, of The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X, a deeply nuanced portrait of the man, his mission, and his message.

V&B: JFK and Vietnam – What We Know & Why It Matters

KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts the eminent economist James K. Galbraith, and retired U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, historian, and author of JFK and Vietnam, Dr.¬†John¬†Newman. What was Oswald’s relationship with the CIA? What role did Eisenhower play in the assassination of John F. Kennedy? And what do we know and still need to know about this moment in our nation’s dark past?

Dr. Edward E. Baptist (Ep. 19, 2016)

Producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Edward E. Baptist, Associate Professor in the department of History at Cornell University and author of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.