Martha Hodes on Her Memoir of a 50-Year-Old Hijacking
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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In this episode, Andrew talks to the author of My Hijacking, Martha Hodes, about her memorable (and forgettable) experience of being on hijacked plane in 1970.
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Martha Hodes is professor of history at New York University. She has presented her scholarship around the world, and serves as a consultant for documentaries, television and radio, and museum exhibitions. She is the author of the award-winning books Mourning Lincoln; The Sea Captain’s Wife: A True Story of Love, Race, and War in the Nineteenth Century; and White Women, Black Men: Illicit Sex in the Nineteenth-Century South. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard University, the Whiting Foundation, and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.