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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 12, 2018
Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy that helped kickstart a global financial crisis, The Fed and Lehman Brothers: Setting the Record Straight on a Financial Disaster author Laurence M. Ball joins Cambridge University Press Senior Marketing Executive Ellena Moriarty to discuss the mistakes made that allowed it to happen and what we've learned in the ensuing decade.
July 31, 2018
Cambridge University Press Commisioning Editor Emily Hockley joins Imagining Shakespeare's Wife author Katherine West Scheil before her book launch at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon. They discuss the cultural history and creative reimagining of Anne Hathaway through the centuries, re-creations of the Cottage around the world and more.
Imagining Shakespeare's Wife: The Afterlife of Anne Hathaway is available now.