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NBN Episodes hosted by Christienna:

Anthony M. Petro, "After the Wrath of God: AIDS, Sexuality, and American Religion" (Oxford UP, 2015)

December 2, 2016

After the Wrath of God

Anthony M. Petro

Emerging in the 1980s, the AIDS epidemic was not just a public health crisis. It was a moral crisis too, argues Anthony M. Petro in his new book, Afte…

Marc-William Palen, "The 'Conspiracy' of Free Trade: The Anglo-American Struggle over Empire and Economic Globalization, 1846-1896" (Cambridge UP, 2016)

August 30, 2016

The 'Conspiracy' of Free Trade

Marc-William Palen

Accounts of late-nineteenth-century US expansionism commonly refer to an open-door empire and an imperialism spurred by belief in free trade. In his n…

Kennetta H. Perry, "London is the Place for Me: Black Britons, Citizenship, and the Politics of Race" (Oxford UP, 2015)

March 2, 2016

London is the Place for Me

Kennetta H. Perry

Between the late 1940s and the early 1960s, hundreds of thousands of people from the British Commonwealth migrated the United Kingdom with plans to se…

Caroline Shaw, "Britannia's Embrace: Modern Humanitarianism and the Imperial Origins of Refugee Relief" (Oxford UP, 2015)

February 16, 2016

Britannia's Embrace

Caroline Shaw

Published in October 2015, Caroline Shaw's timely new book, Britannia's Embrace: Modern Humanitarianism and the Imperial Origins of Refugee Relief (Ox…

Jason McGraw, "The Work of Recognition: Caribbean Colombia and the Postemancipation Struggle for Citizenship" (UNC Press, 2014)

October 20, 2015

The Work of Recognition

Jason McGraw

In the 1850s, when the majority of the population of Colombia (known then as New Granada) embraced the emancipation of the remaining 17,000 people sti…

Richard C. Keller, "Fatal Isolation: The Devastating Paris Heat Wave of 2003" (U Chicago Press, 2015)

September 23, 2015

Fatal Isolation

Richard C. Keller

In August 2003, a heat wave in France killed close to 15,000 people, the majority of whom were over 75. Prominent among the dead were a group of victi…