Episode 4- “Winter in America: A Cultural History of Neoliberalism, from the Sixties to the Reagan Revolution” with Dr. Daniel McClure

In our latest episode, Assistant Professor of History, Prof. Daniel McClure discusses his latest book Winter in America. Join him as he talks to Prof. Manamee Guha about pivotal moments in 20th century American history and its impact, both nationally and globally.


You can find this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, or any of the major podcast platforms. Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode.

“At a time when modern-day America’s cultural and political divides are wider than ever, it’s necessary to ask how the nation came to this painful point. In Winter in America, Daniel Robert McClure provides answers. This book frequently makes for uncomfortable reading, but honest reflection on painful facts isn’t supposed to be easy. The past has much to teach us, and Winter in America is an essential guide.”–Jeff Guinn, New York Times bestselling author of Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson and The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

Winter in America is terrific, moving ably between culture and political economy to mount a sophisticated consideration of race and gender within neoliberalism, all while taking the long view, in contrast to so many accounts supposing that 1972 marked the start something fully new. As monuments fall and we have a chance to rethink received wisdom, it offers the reader a journey that is both unpredictable and exciting.”—David Roediger, author of The Wages of Whiteness

For more on Dr. McClure and the History Department at FHSU, see: http://www.fhsu.edu/history/faculty-and-staff/Daniel-McClure/

Episode 3- “Specters, Séance, Sex, and Spirit Cabinets: A Glance at the Smoke and Mirrors of Victorian Era England’s Obsession with Contacting the Dead” with Shelby Oshel.

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In our third episode of Victor E. History, senior Shelby Oshel visits with Hollie Marquess about her research on séance, sprit cabinets, and the obsession with contacting the dead in Victorian Era England.

You can find this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, or any of the major podcast platforms. Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode.

Selected bibliography:

Galvan, Jill. The Sympathetic Medium: Female Channeling, The Occult, and Communication Technologies, 1859-1919. 1st ed. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010.

Tromp, Marlene. Altered States: Sex, Nation, Drugs, and Self-Transformation in Victorian Spiritualism. Ithaca: State University of New York Press, 2006.


Are you interested in becoming a history major? We have online and on campus B.A. programs and we also have an online and on campus M.A. program in history or public history. Learn more at https://www.fhsu.edu/history/academic-programs/

Episode 2- “Holocaust of the East: Judeo-Bolshevism and Auschwitz Syndrome” with Matt Davenport

“memorial for children murdered at Babi Yar” by Anosmia is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

In Episode 2, Matt Davenport, senior History/Secondary Education major at FHSU, discusses Auschwitz Syndrome, Judeo-Bolshevism, and the Holocaust in the East. Matt also discusses his recent trip to the exhibit “Auschwitz: Not Long Ago, Not Far Away” at Union Station in Kansas City. Visit https://unionstation.org/event/auschwitz/ for more information on this exhibit.

*content warning* discussion of genocide and violence against children.

You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, or wherever you get your podcasts. Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode.

Selected Bibliography:

Ehrenburg, Ilya and Vasily Grossman. The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry. Translated by David Patterson. New York: Routledge, 2002.  



“The Bolshevik Star.” ca. 1920-1940. Blavatnik Archive, https://www.blavatnikarchive.org/item/2489.

Episode 1- “Chasing Normalcy: Relationship Dynamics in WWII Japanese-American Internment Camps” with Chelsea Kiefer

“Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A view at a dance given at camp #2 to celebrate the Harvest Festival, which was held at this camp on Thanksgiving day.”
WWII: Japanese-American Internment by Francis Stewart, 1942 (NARA)

In our first episode of Victor E. History, sophomore Chelsea Kiefer discusses her research on life in the Japanese-American internment camps and how that experience changed relationship dynamics.

You can find this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Buzzsprout, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Selected Bibliography:

Gruenewald, Mary Matsuda. Looking like the Enemy: My Story of Imprisonment in Japanese-American Internment Camps. Troutdale, OR: NewSage Press, 2010.

Lange, Dorothea, Linda Gordon, and Gary Y. Okihiro. Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2008.

Oppenheim, Joanne. Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration during World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference. New York: Scholastic Nonfiction, 2006.



Coming January 2022

Coming soon- Victor E. History Podcast, a production of the Fort Hays State University History Department in Hays, Kansas- home of Victor E. Tiger. Hosted and produced by Dr. Manamee Guha and Hollie Marquess, this podcast will feature interviews with our outstanding undergraduate and graduate students about their recent research. Check back for more details!


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