Military History Episodes

Dec. 3, 2020

186. Exploring New Frontiers in Early American History with Alexi Gar…

In the eighteenth century, Benjamin Franklin and other early Americans likened themselves to a rising people who were creating so…

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Sept. 3, 2020

174. (Recast) Tracing the Rise and Fall of Light-Horse Harry Lee with…

This episode originally aired in September 2019. You may know him as Robert E. Lee’s father, but Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee wa…

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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 28, 2020

160. Recasting Tacky's Revolt as an Atlantic Slave War with Vincent B…

Virginia is a landscape shaped by slavery and the enslaved communities who labored in bondage on plantations like Mount Vernon, M…

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May 7, 2020

157. Finding the Hidden Families behind the Boston Massacre with Sere…

On the evening of March 5, 1770, Captain Thomas Preston and a small contingent of British Redcoats under his command fired into a…

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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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June 29, 2018

51. Another Badly Behaving Woman

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Washington Library research fellow Dr. Charlene Boyer Lewis to discuss her topi…

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