The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present

March 14, 2019

Ever since the collapse of the Third Reich, anxieties have persisted about Nazism's revival in the form of a Fourth Reich. Gavriel D. Rosenfeld joins Cambridge University Press Executive Publisher Michael Watson to discuss why it's valuable to think about how postwar German history could have been different and continued relevance of the term with the rise of authoritarian populism around the world.

The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present is available now.

Command: The Twenty-First-Century General

March 4, 2019

What does a 21st century general look like? Cambridge publisher John Haslam and the author of Command: The Twenty-First-Century General Anthony King discuss this vital question and the transformation of military command over the past two decades.

Command: The Twenty-First-Century General is available now.

Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America

February 22, 2019

Martha S. Jones joins Cambridge editor Debbie Gershenowitz for a fascinating discussion about her research, and why birthright citizenship was a core movement in the evolution of American democracy. Professor Jones' book, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America, was named a finalist for the 2019 PROSE Award for best book in U.S./North American History by the American Association of Publishers.

Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America is available now.

Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South

February 15, 2019

Keri Leigh Merritt joins Cambridge editor Debbie Gershenowitz in our New York office to talk about the white underclass in 19th-century America, and how even in the antebellum South, the 1% colluded to divide poor whites and blacks. Masterless Men has been awarded the 2018 SHA Bennett H. Wall Award and the 2018 SSHA President's Book Award.

Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South is available now.

Rebellious Passage: The Creole Revolt and America’s Coastal Slave Trade

February 8, 2019

In 1841, more than 130 slaves on the Creole were bound for New Orleans from Richmond, VA. Rebellious Passage: The Creole Revolt and America's Coastal Slave Trade tells the story of how this ship returned five weeks later minus the Captain, one passenger, and most of its captives. Author Jeffrey Kerr-Ritchie joins editor Debbie Gershenowitz for the second episode of our Black History Month podcast series.

Rebellious Passage: The Creole Revolt and America's Coastal Slave Trade is available now.

Fighting the People’s War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and the Second World War

February 5, 2019

Jonathan Fennell joins Cambridge University Press Executive Publisher Michael Watson to discuss the unique sources he used to write the history of the British Commonwealth during WWII and more. Fighting the People’s War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and the Second World War is available now.

The Captive’s Quest for Freedom: Fugitive Slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the Politics of Slavery

January 31, 2019

R.J.M. Blackett joins Cambridge University Press editor Deborah Gershenowitz to discuss the impact fugitive slaves had on the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and how their agency influenced the outcome of the American Civil War. Dr. Blackett’s book, The Captive’s Quest for Freedom, has been shortlisted for the 2019 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize.

The Captive's Quest for Freedom: Fugitive Slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the Politics of Slavery is available now.

Schooling Across the Globe: What We Have Learned from 60 Years of Mathematics and Science International Assessments

December 17, 2018

What can we learn from the world’s highest performing education systems? University Distinguished Professor William Schmidt talks to Lewis Birchon from Cambridge University Press about policy tourism, the importance of "opportunity to learn," and what the future might hold for international comparative testing.

Schooling Across the Globe is available now.

Gambling on War: Confidence, Fear, and the Tragedy of the First World War

November 8, 2018

Roger L. Ransom, author of Gambling on War: Confidence, Fear, and the Tragedy of the First World War, joins Executive Publisher Michael Watson to discuss the centenary of the 1918 armistice, the lessons we are in danger of forgetting today, and more.

Yes to Europe!: The 1975 Referendum and Seventies Britain

October 10, 2018

In this episode, the author of Yes to Europe!: The 1975 Referendum and Seventies Britain, Robert Saunders, joins Executive Publisher Michael Watson to discuss Britain's first national referendum to decide whether the UK should remain in Europe, how it compared to Brexit in 2016, and more.