About Michael Amico

NBN Episodes hosted by Michael:

madison moore, "Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric" (Yale UP, 2018)

July 23, 2018


madison moore
Hosted by Michael Amico

Did you catch that look? The theory of fabulousness is on the move. In his new book, Fabulous: the Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric (Yale UP, 2018), ma…

Janet E. Croon, "The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865" (Savas Beatie, 2018)

May 31, 2018

The War Outside My Window

Janet E. Croon
Hosted by Michael Amico

Sit alongside a disabled teenage Southerner as he records his experience in The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 186…

Christopher Hager, "I Remain Yours: Common Lives in Civil War Letters" (Harvard UP, 2018)

February 12, 2018

I Remain Yours

Christopher Hager
Hosted by Michael Amico

In I Remain Yours: Common Lives in Civil War Letters (Harvard University Press, 2018), Christopher Hager trains our attention to "the cell-level trans…

Russell Shorto, "Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom" (Norton, 2017)

January 13, 2018

Revolution Song

Russell Shorto
Hosted by Michael Amico

Russell Shorto's Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom (Norton, 2017) is a history of many revolutions, kaleidoscopic turns through six individ…

Stephen Cushman, "Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War" (UNC Press, 2014)

December 25, 2017

Belligerent Muse

Stephen Cushman
Hosted by Michael Amico

How do we use words to tease out the "real" that history strives to capture? Listen to my conversation with Stephen Cushman, as we consider the histor…

Jonathan W. White, "Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War" (UNC Press, 2017)

December 15, 2017

Midnight in America

Jonathan W. White
Hosted by Michael Amico

What were the dreams of the Civil War? Find out by listening to my conversation with Jonathan White about his new book Midnight in America: Darkness, …

J. Samaine Lockwood, "Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism" (UNC Press, 2015)

November 22, 2017

Archives of Desire

J. Samaine Lockwood
Hosted by Michael Amico

J. Samaine Lockwood, Associate Professor in the English Department at George Mason University, specializes in nineteenth-century American literature a…

Judith Giesberg, "Sex and the Civil War: Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality" (UNC Press, 2017)

November 13, 2017

Sex and the Civil War

Judith Giesberg
Hosted by Michael Amico

Judith Giesberg, an expert on the history of women and gender during the Civil War, is professor and director of graduate studies in the history depar…

Rebecca Fraser, "The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America" (St. Martin's Press, 2017)

November 7, 2017

The Mayflower

Rebecca Fraser
Hosted by Michael Amico

Rebecca Fraser is a writer, journalist, and broadcaster whose work has been published in Tatler, Vogue, The Times, and The Spectator. President of the…

Richard Rabinowitz, "Curating America: Journeys through Storyscapes of the American Past" (UNC Press, 2016)

October 30, 2017

Curating America

Richard Rabinowitz
Hosted by Michael Amico

Richard Rabinowitz is one of the leading public historians in the United States. He has helped conceptualize, design, organize, and build over 500 his…