19th-Century America http://kwgs.org en "Hiding in Plain Sight: Mixed Blood Families and Race in the 19th-Century United States West" http://kwgs.org/post/hiding-plain-sight-mixed-blood-families-and-race-19th-century-united-states-west <p>Our guest on ST is Anne Hyde, the William R. Hochman Professor of History at Colorado College. She'll be giving the 2014 H.G. Barnard Distinguished Lecture, which is presented annually by the TU Department of History, tonight (Tuesday the 25th) at the Gilcrease Museum Auditorium here in Tulsa. The lecture begins at the 7pm and is free to the public. Prof. Hyde, who mainly teaches courses on the history of Native America as well as that of North America, received her A.B. degree in American Studies from Mount Holyoke College and her M.A. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:52:41 +0000 Rich Fisher 56649 at http://kwgs.org "Hiding in Plain Sight: Mixed Blood Families and Race in the 19th-Century United States West" On Presidents' Day 2014, Reconsidering U.S. Grant's Tenure in the White House http://kwgs.org/post/presidents-day-2014-reconsidering-us-grants-tenure-white-house <p>On this edition of our show, in honor of Presidents' Day, we revisit, and reassess, an American leader who's seen by many as a brilliant general but a rather less-than-brilliant president. Today's ST is an encore presentation of an interesting discussion that we first aired in October 2012. At that time, we chatted with the bestselling author and acclaimed historian, H.W. Brands, who's the Dickson Allen Anderson Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. We spoke with Prof. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:31:17 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 54664 at http://kwgs.org On Presidents' Day 2014, Reconsidering U.S. Grant's Tenure in the White House "Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek" http://kwgs.org/post/struggling-over-memory-sand-creek <p>Our guest is Ari Kelman, an Associate Professor of History at the University of California at Davis. Prof. Kelman discusses his interesting new book, "A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek," which was published earlier this year by Harvard University Press. As we read of this volume at the <a href="http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674045859&amp;content=book">Harvard U. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:24:59 +0000 Rich Fisher 46759 at http://kwgs.org "Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek" "Milliken's Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory" http://kwgs.org/post/millikens-bend-civil-war-battle-history-and-memory <p>On this edition of ST, we welcome Linda Barnickel, a former Tulsa resident with master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and The Ohio State University who now works as an archivist, researcher, and writer in Nashville. She's also the author of "Milliken's Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory" (LSU Press). In June of 1863, on the banks of the mighty Mississippi, at Milliken's Bend, Louisiana, a Union force composed mainly of former slaves met their Confederate foes in one of the most vicious --- and most "hand-to-hand" --- small battles of the entire Civil War. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:50:42 +0000 Rich Fisher 44966 at http://kwgs.org "Milliken's Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory" A Conversation with Jim Murphy, Winner of the 2013 Anne V. Zarrow Award http://kwgs.org/post/conversation-jim-murphy-winner-2013-anne-v-zarrow-award <p>On this edition of our show, we chat with Jim Murphy, winner of the 2013 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature, which is presented annually by the Tulsa Library Trust. Murphy will be given this award on Friday the 23rd at 7pm at Gilcrease Museum; he will then offer a 10am reading/talk/signing, on Saturday the 24th, as part of the TCCL's Young People's Creative Writing Contest Awards Presentation, which will happen at the Hardesty Regional Library. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:34:15 +0000 Rich Fisher 44891 at http://kwgs.org A Conversation with Jim Murphy, Winner of the 2013 Anne V. Zarrow Award "A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War" http://kwgs.org/post/disease-public-mind-new-understanding-why-we-fought-civil-war <p>The issue of slavery was, of course, at the heart of the American Civil War --- but have you ever wondered why this country fought a four-year, deeply tragic war over the issue, while many other nations (during basically the same historical period) did away with slavery <em>without</em> going to war? We're pleased to welcome to our show the historian Thomas Fleming, who has written more than 50 books and often appears as a commentator on PBS, A&amp;E, and the History Channel. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 18:58:24 +0000 Rich Fisher 42097 at http://kwgs.org "A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War" 1862: The Year That Made a Great President (Encore presentation.) http://kwgs.org/post/1862-year-made-great-president-encore-presentation <p>For this encore presentation of our show, we look back on a remarkable year in the tenure&nbsp; of our nation's greatest president, Abraham Lincoln. Our guest is journalist David Von Drehle, author of "Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year." Von Drehle argues that the truly pivotal year of the American Civil War was 1862 --- not 1863, as many historians have asserted. As 1862 opens, the war is going badly, Lincoln's own advisors are questioning his leadership, European powers are openly considering intervening on behalf of the South, the U.S. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:15:09 +0000 Rich Fisher 41184 at http://kwgs.org 1862: The Year That Made a Great President (Encore presentation.) Washington Post Reporter Offers a New Book on the War of 1812: "Through the Perilous Fight" http://kwgs.org/post/washington-post-reporter-offers-new-book-war-1812-through-perilous-fight <p>On this edition of ST we are pleased to speak by phone with Steve Vogel, a veteran national reporter for The Washington Post as well as the author of "The Pentagon: A History" (2008). Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:45:04 +0000 Rich Fisher 40888 at http://kwgs.org Washington Post Reporter Offers a New Book on the War of 1812: "Through the Perilous Fight" "Jean Louis Berlandier and the Exploration of Northern Mexico and Texas" (Encore presentation.) http://kwgs.org/post/jean-louis-berlandier-and-exploration-northern-mexico-and-texas-encore-presentation <p>(Please note: This interview originally aired earlier this year.) Our guest on this edition of ST is Russell Lawson, a professor of history at Bacone College in Muskogee. Prof. Lawson has written several books on exploration over the years, including "The Land Between the Rivers: Thomas Nuttall's Ascent of the Arkansas, 1819" and "Passaconaway's Realm: Captain John Evans and the Exploration of Mount Washington." Today we're talking about his newest volume, "Frontier Naturalist: Jean Louis Berlandier and the Exploration of Northern Mexico and Texas" (University of New Mexico Press). Tue, 28 May 2013 19:35:51 +0000 Rich Fisher 39869 at http://kwgs.org "Jean Louis Berlandier and the Exploration of Northern Mexico and Texas" (Encore presentation.) "Into the Belly of the Beast: The Southern Arm of the Underground Railroad" http://kwgs.org/post/belly-beast-southern-arm-underground-railroad <p>Our guest on this installment of ST is Richard Blackett, the Andrew Jackson Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, who joins us by phone. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:10:32 +0000 Rich Fisher 34484 at http://kwgs.org "Into the Belly of the Beast: The Southern Arm of the Underground Railroad"