Books Episodes

June 25, 2020

164. Battling Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay with Jamie L. H. Goodall

During the American Revolution, the Chesapeake Bay was a pirate’s nest. The men who plied the Bay’s waters had shifting loyalties…

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May 21, 2020

159. Preserving Historic Real Estate with Whitney Martinko

In 1812, Pennsylvania state legislators contemplated something that most Americans would now find completely unimaginable: demoli…

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May 14, 2020

158. Praying to the Adams Family Gods with Sara Georgini

In November 1800, President John Adams composed a letter to his wife, Abigail, just after he moved into the new White House. He c…

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April 16, 2020

154. Recovering the Founding Legacy of Dr. Benjamin Rush with Stephen…

In 1793, the dreaded Yellow Fever swept through Philadelphia. The deadly virus raced through the nation’s capital between August …

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April 9, 2020

153. Putting Secession and Jefferson Davis on Trial with Cynthia Nico…

In May 1865, Union forces captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Irwinville, Georgia as the Civil War neared its end. …

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April 2, 2020

152. Creating George Washington's Cabinet with Lindsay Chervinsky

There are many things that we take for granted in the modern United States. The president’s cabinet is one of them. Although the …

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March 28, 2019

100. Remember The Ladies!

In this episode, Dr. Kevin C. Butterfield sits down with Dr. Woody Holton to discuss the 10th anniversary of his Bancroft Prize w…

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