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 The Palmer Raids, Part 2

After WWI, thousands of immigrants in the U.S. were rounded up, many without cause or warrant, and kept in horrifying conditions. See more »

Show Notes: The Palmer Raids

 Show Notes: The Palmer Raids

In a two-part episode, we're looking at the Palmer Raids, which was a series of raids and investigations, conducted largely without warrants or due process, that named 60,000 people as suspects during the first Red Scare. See more »

The Palmer Raids, Part 1

 The Palmer Raids, Part 1

After WWI, there was a great deal of fear that Communist revolutionaries would try to take over the country. See more »

Hear Holly & Tracy's Appearance on 'All Things Considered' from Georgia Public Broadcasting

 Hear Holly & Tracy's Appearance on 'All Things Considered' from Georgia Public Broadcasting

On November 17, 2016, Tracy and Holly were on Georgia Public Broadcasting during 'All Things Considered' to talk Sears history. See more »

Show Notes: Alabama Governor George Wallace

 Show Notes: Alabama Governor George Wallace

Over the years, we've talked about several figures and events related to the U.S. Civil Rights Movement in a positive way. Today we look at the other side with a staunch supporter of segregation: Alabama Governor George Wallace. See more »

Alabama Governor George Wallace

 Alabama Governor George Wallace

Wallace was one of the most prominent voices against the Civil Rights Movement and its objectives. See more »

Rejected Princesses with Jason Porath

 Rejected Princesses with Jason Porath

Author and illustrator Jason Porath joins Tracy and Holly in the studio to talk about women from history featured in his new book. See more »

Show Notes: Rejected Princesses with Jason Porath

 Show Notes: Rejected Princesses with Jason Porath

Today we sit down with Jason Porath, author and illustrator of "Rejected Princesses," which started as a blog but has grown into an impressively large and beautiful book. See more »

Show Notes: Dakota War and Whitestone Massacre

 Show Notes: Dakota War and Whitestone Massacre

In 1862, the Dakota and the United States were at war, which led to hundreds of mostly civilian casualties. But what followed was a campaign of retribution against the Dakota, which ultimately other indigenous peoples who had not been involved. See more »

The Dakota War of 1862 and the Whitestone Hill Massacre

 The Dakota War of 1862 and the Whitestone Hill Massacre

In 1862, murder led to war between the Dakota and the United States. What followed was a campaign of retribution against multiple indigenous peoples. See more »

Show Notes: James Webb and NASA

 Show Notes: James Webb and NASA

Following Holly's visit to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, we're talking about the life and work of James Webb, including a brief history of NASA. See more »

James Webb and NASA’s Early Days

 James Webb and NASA’s Early Days

People are often surprised to learn that the namesake for the James Webb Space Telescope wasn't a scientist or engineer, but a lawyer and bureaucrat. See more »

Stuff You Missed in History Class: Wealth and Slavery in Massachusetts

 Stuff You Missed in History Class: Wealth and Slavery in Massachusetts

Tracy and Holly visit the Royall House and Slave Quarters historic site and museum in Medford, Massachusetts to learn about its history and its place in the larger narrative of slavery in America. See more »

Show Notes: Attica, Part 2

 Show Notes: Attica, Part 2

On September 9, 1971, violence swept through Attica Correctional Facility, eventually giving way to days of negotiations with the prison's incarcerated men. But it ended with even more violence than it had begun. See more »

The Attica Prison Uprising (Part 2)

 The Attica Prison Uprising (Part 2)

The riot at Attica Correctional Facility in September 1971 remains a significant moment in the history of the U.S. prison system. See more »

Show Notes: Attica, Part 1

 Show Notes: Attica, Part 1

In September, 1971, violence at Attica Correctional Facility in New York transformed itself into a protest for prison reform. In part one of our two-part episode, we talk about conditions at Attica and why it was primed for an uprising. See more »

Life at Attica, 1971 (Part 1)

 Life at Attica, 1971 (Part 1)

In 1971, conditions at Attica were at a point where they were humiliating, dehumanizing and counterproductive to rehabilitation. See more »

The First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

 The First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

Establishing a submarine telegraph cable to connect North America and Europe took ingenuity, but more than anything else, it required tenacity. See more »

Show Notes: The First Transatlantic Telegraph

 Show Notes: The First Transatlantic Telegraph

In the middle of the 19th century, minds on both sides of the Atlantic were hard at work on a communications revolution: the first transatlantic telegraph cable. See more »

Six Impossible Episodes: Déjà Vu Edition

 Six Impossible Episodes: Déjà Vu Edition

We often get requests for topics that are so similar to existing episodes that they would sound like repeats. See more »