In episode seven, we welcome back Chelsea Kiefer, a sophomore history major at Fort Hays State University, to discuss how Britain developed its tea obsession and how that obsession with tea resulted in two wars over Opium fought between Britain and China.
Episode four features junior history major Dylan Schmidt discussing his recent research on interactions between the Dutch and the Japanese and how diplomacy and secularism kept the Dutch relevant to the Japanese during their period of foreign isolation.
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.
“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
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.
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/
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.
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!