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Humanity's History certainly knows some great figures- yet not all of those are well known to us. This show aims at introducing and shedding light upon the figures who, without a doubt, were important but are overlooked by "PopHistory". Season 1 deals with August von Gneisenau, an officer who was one of the main forces of resistance against Napoleon in the Kingdom of Prussia and was very heavily involved in the Army Reforms starting in 1806. Season 2 deals with Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., the fou ...
 
Welcome to Rebel Women, a podcast about the history of troublemakers in East London. This corner of Britain's capital has seen multiple waves of migration, poverty and persecution. Sometimes feared, always looked down upon, the residents have struggled. But out of these struggles rose up some of history's greatest radicals leaders - leaders of movements that have changed both the local landscape, and wider society too. Many of them were women. And most you will have never heard about, despit ...
 
“We must inscribe on our banner the revolutionary watchword, ‘Abolition of the wage system’” The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), members of which are commonly termed "Wobblies," is an international labor union that was founded in 1905. The philosophy and tactics of the IWW are described as "revolutionary industrial unionism," with ties to both socialist and anarchist labor movements. The IWW promotes the concept of "One Big Union," and contends that all workers should be united as a s ...
 
Join us as we take a fun and informative look at the history of Presidential elections in the United States of America as well as all sorts of topics directly related to how our government and elections work! We also delve into the reasons and policies (Constitutional or otherwise) behind exactly what makes the highest offices in the land tick.
 
Each episode will focus on a different aspect or example of the general theme. Our kick-off frame is the awkward position that progressives find themselves in. It seems obvious, at least to a significant portion of Leftists, that “working within the Democratic Party” has to be part of any realistic strategy for making substantive, social democratic or radical change in the United States. What is far less clear is what this means practically, in terms of organization and elections. For many y ...
 
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Marjorie Taylor Greene has brought up the Nazi-Socialist thing to defame certain left-wing American politicians in 2021. Obviously, she doesn't know history. But why was Hitler’s fascist party named the “National-Socialist German Workers' Party”? And why are democratic socialists nowadays tarred with the “Nazi” brush by political circus clowns? Pro…
 
The filibuster, and the practice of filibustering in the United States Senate, is a raging topic in American politics these days. And, of course, the abuse of history has been rampant when current politicians attack or defend the filibuster. Professor Sarah Binder (_the_ expert!) explains it to you Buzzkillers! Episode 421…
 
Voting rights are being taken away in 2021. So we should listen again to Honest Abe. Right? But did he actually say, "...government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth"? Was it his phrase originally? The background of the quote will fascinate you, Listen and learn, Buzzkillers! Episode 420…
 
There’s so much talk these days about the radicalism of the Republican Party. Politics has often been nasty in American history, but when did this particular style of Republican extremism start? Professor Julian Zelizer from Princeton University shows us how Newt Gingrich helped create the new Republican party, and in the process, helped burn down …
 
With the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre nearly here, it's time to listen to an encore presentation of this episode. 1865-1930 is often called the “nadir of African-American life.” Not only did African-Americans gain very little economic or social benefit from the end of slavery, but white Southerners also built up a system of rac…
 
Dear listeners, here's the first episode of "Treatise on Treaties", my new podcast on the origins of the international system of states. If I managed to spark your interest, why don't you jump over to the new show's page and give it a subscription or a follow? Links: iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3wopjzl Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/…
 
Here are the links to the new show, "Treatise on Treaties", and its first episode. Really looking forward to seeing you there! iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3wopjzl Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0bmUzw85y77aeGWKOJ5Xkx Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/treatise-on-treaties YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQe8OVkKVa…
 
Dr. Lauren Turek gives us the history of American Christian evangelical influence on foreign affairs, as well as their direct efforts to change American foreign policy. It’s all so much deeper and more interesting than most people think! Listen to her explain their “evangelizing” in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe in the late twenti…
 
This Episode is the final announcement of the discontinuation of "The Forgotten". I will leave the feed running for a few weeks, but I will take it down in a while. All episodes will remain stored on my YouTube-Channel, which can be found under this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQe8OVkKVa5z4XKANt984HA I will keep you updated on social med…
 
We scrutinize Reagan's famous quote "the nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help’” in today's episode. Where and when was it coined? What is its broader meaning, and why does Professor Buzzkill call it "moronic and childish"? Episode 416
 
In the early days of the Biden administration, the Harry Truman “quote” about socialism being a Republican scare word is flying around the internet. Rhetoric is so over-heated in American politics these days. But did “Buck Stops Here” Harry really say it? If so, when, where, and in what context? Time for an encore of this popular episode!…
 
Otto and Elise Hampel were a working-class German couple who wrote postcards denouncing Hitler's government and left them in public places around Berlin during World War II. Professor Philip Nash explains their significance in a combined Man Crush Monday/Woman Crush Wednesday! Episode 415
 
Historical novelist Anna Lee Huber gives us a glimpse of what it's like to be a historical novelist. She discusses her famous Verity Kent series (set in Britain during the WWI period) and her Lady Derby series (set in 1830s Britain). It's a Fiction Friday and let's have fun!! Episode 414
 
This is Rebel Women for kids, a new podcast for … well kids. It's full of amazing stories of daring and adventure, and the best thing is that all these stories are completely true. And even though this is a podcast for you kids, we think your grown ups might quite enjoy it too. This podcast is designed to be used alongside our activity pack for 5-1…
 
Season 1, Episode 13 Theda Skocpol (pt 2) lessons for building political power We continue our conversation with Skocpol on lessons for social change and the case for "intertwining" inside and outside party organizing to reach political goals that have proved elusive. Music Credit: Leslie Odom Jr. - "A Change is Gonna Come"…
 
Mary Ware Dennett was an American women's rights activist, pacifist, and pioneer in the areas of birth control, sex education, and women's suffrage. Yet, she is largely unknown to the general public. So, she’s our Woman Crush Wednesday this week! Listen as historian Sharon Spaulding explains Mary’s important life and work! Episode 413.…
 
Major social and political forces led to the establishment of Mother's Day as a major and official holiday. This episode explains those forces, and also tells us who founded Mother's Day. Was it Julia Ward Howe with her famous "Appeal to Womanhood" Peace Proclamation in 1870? Or did Anna Marie Jarvis found it, honoring her own mother in 1908? And w…
 
Season 1, Episode 12 A Conversation with Theda Skocpol (pt 1) In which the eminent social scientist helps us dive deeply into the rise of grassroots civic engagement on the right and the left and how this contributes to social transformation. Music Credit: Leslie Odom Jr. - "A Change is Gonna Come"Daraka Larimore-Hall, Dick Flacks による
 
Joseph Esposito tells us about “the night America’s greatest scientist, writers, and scholars partied at the White House in April 1962." We discuss this glittering event, including the untold stories of controversy, protest, and personality clashes before, during, and after the famous dinner. It's a fascinating look at the workings of the social si…
 
This encore episode from 2019 explains how the National Rifle Association become one of the most controversial and divisive organizations in American history. The NRA was once a sportsmen’s group. Since the 1970s, however, it has taken a very strict view of the US Constitution’s Second Amendment, and has gone to extremes in its defense of gun owner…
 
Income tax is a troubling issue in American politics and history. We explain its long and complicated history, and delve into the even more complicated history of how personal income tax has related to the question of equality and inequality in US society. Professor Nash tells us how the American government has raised funds for peacetime needs and,…
 
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