Reverb Effect is a history podcast exploring how past voices resonate in the present moment. How do we make sense of those voices? What were they trying to say, and whose job is it to find out? We'll dive deep into the archives, share amazing stories about the past, and talk with people who are making history now. Presented by the University of Michigan Department of History.
Surviving Patriarchal Violence at Home: Incest Victims in the Progressive Era
In a country that had little to no understanding of incest as patriarchal violence, what happened to girls who fought for freedom from sexual abuse?
A Prison by Any Other Name: Imagining Childhood Criminality in 1920s Chicago
How can childhood histories help us understand the dynamic between children, authority figures, and the spaces they inhabited in 1920s Chicago? How can we best hear their voices? Content warning: This episode contains depictions of police violence.
Mother Caravan: Disappearance and Resistance along the Migrant Trail
When their children began to disappear en route to the United States, a small group of mothers banded together to demand that their children be returned to them alive. Along the way, they sparked a mass movement for migrant rights.
Envisioning Eternity: Women and Purgatory in the Seventeenth-Century Spanish World
During the seventeenth century, Spaniards attempted to map and situate not just the Americas, but also otherworldly spaces like Purgatory. How did women participate in this knowledge production?
The Unnatural Vice: King Henri III, Sodomy, and Modern Masculinity
The content of sodomy accusations has changed a lot over the past millennium. How does sexuality help forge conceptions of masculinity, both in sixteenth-century Europe and today?
Revival and Reckoning: A Colonial Museum in Postcolonial Italy
Colonial museums are tangible representations of the unequal relationships between people, communities, and nations. What can a museum tell us about Italy and its former African colonies?