April 2021

Immigration and “The Deportation Machine” in the United States

By |2021-04-10T14:21:36-04:00April 10th, 2021|Myths|

Professor Adam Goodman explains the unknown history of deportation and the fear that shapes immigrants' lives in the modern United States. He explains how federal, state, and local officials have targeted various groups for expulsion, [...]

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March 2021

Warfare, Technology, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World

By |2021-03-30T13:54:42-04:00March 30th, 2021|Myths|

Professor Linda Colley gives us the first full integrative, as well as literary, examination of the written constitution globally. Tracing their rise to the mid-eighteenth century and the emergence of hybrid warfare (cross-continental battles waged [...]

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February 2021

“The Deviant’s War”: the Homosexual vs. the United States of America

By |2021-02-24T11:44:25-05:00February 24th, 2021|Myths|

Professor Eric Cervini tells us the secret history of the fight for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall. Above all, it is a story of America (and Washington) at a cultural and sexual [...]

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Appeasement and “Guilty Women” in Inter-War Britain

By |2021-02-18T17:32:19-05:00February 18th, 2021|Myths|

Professor Julie Gottlieb deepens our understanding of the crisis between World War I and World War 2 in Britain. She shows us how crucial female public opinion was to the development of foreign policy during [...]

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Daughters of Yalta: the Churchills, the Roosevelts, and the Harrimans in 1945

By |2021-02-03T12:23:31-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Myths|

Catherine Grace Katz joins us to tell the story of three intelligent and glamorous young women (Sarah Churchill, Anna Roosevelt, and Kathleen Harriman) who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference in February 1945, [...]

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January 2021

“Robert E. Lee and Me” – General Ty Seidule

By |2021-01-28T12:22:57-05:00January 28th, 2021|Myths|

General Ty Seidule returns to the Buzzkill Institute to talk about his wonderful new book, "Robert E. Lee and Me: a Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause." This is required listening for [...]

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Presidential Transitions in American History

By |2021-01-13T12:38:58-05:00January 13th, 2021|Myths|

Even though nothing tops the 2020-2021 Trump-Biden "transition," presidential transitions have not always been smooth and stable in American history. Professor Philip Nash explains all and puts historical transitions in the context of what's happening [...]

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Girls to the Rescue: Young Heroines in American Series Fiction of World War I

By |2021-01-04T15:48:44-05:00January 4th, 2021|Myths|

During World War I, many young American women longed to be part of a larger, more glorious war effort. A new genre of young adult books entered the market, written specifically with the young girls [...]

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