Letters and Politics – December 6, 2021

Letters and Politics

A look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context within the US and worldwide, hosted by Mitch Jeserich.

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Guest: Claudio Saunt is Richard B. Russell Professor in American History and Co-Director of the Center for Virtual History at the University of Georgia. He is the author of four books, including West of the Revolution (2014), Black, White, and Indian (2005), and A New Order of Things (1999). His most recent book, Unworthy Republic (2020), was awarded the Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the National … Continued


  Guest: Sudhir Hazareesingh is a British-Mauritian historian. He is a Fellow and Tutor in Politics at Balliol College, Oxford and a Fellow of the British Academy.  He has written extensively about French intellectual and cultural history, among his books are The Legend of Napoleon, In the Shadow of the General and How the French Think. He won the Prix du … Continued


Guest: Joanne B. Freeman is a professor of history and American studies at Yale University.  She is a leading authority on early national politics and political culture. Author of the award-winning Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic and editor of The Essential Hamilton and Alexander Hamilton: Writings, and her latest, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to … Continued


Part I – Analysis of the High Profiles Murder Trials in Wisconsin and Georgia Guest: John Burris is a civil rights attorney, based in Oakland, California, known for his work in police brutality cases representing plaintiffs. Part II – The Fight for Freedom of Enslaved Women in Revolutionary America Guest: Karen Cook Bell is Associate … Continued