Working Historians

Erik Johnsen - Adjunct Instructor

October 1, 2019

Erik Johnsen is teaches history at Portland Community College, University of Portland, and Southern New Hampshire University. In this episode, Erik discusses his academic and professional background, his research into Austrian nationalism between World War I and the early Cold War, and life as a full-time part-time instructor.

This episode’s recommendations: Gary Gerstle, American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century, updated ed. (Princeton University Press, 2017), https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9780691173276/american-crucible Edward E. Baptist, The Half has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (Basic Books, 2016), https://www.basicbooks.com/titles/edward-e-baptist/the-half-has-never-been-told/9780465097685/ Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (Penguin, 2011), https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/190696/the-warmth-of-other-suns-by-isabel-wilkerson/9780679763888/ Richard White, The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 (Oxford University Press, 2017), https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-republic-for-which-it-stands-9780199735815?cc=us〈=en&

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