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Thomas Day’s Quest for the Perfect Wife

 Thomas Day’s Quest for the Perfect Wife

Thomas Day decided that the only way to have a perfect wife was to create one. So he adopted two orphans and attempted to train them. See more »

Show Notes: Thomas Day

 Show Notes: Thomas Day

Thomas Day is best known for his abolitionist writings, but a lesser-known part of his story is his quest to mold two girls he adopted into his perfect wife. See more »

The Boy Jones, After Buckingham

 The Boy Jones, After Buckingham

Even though Edward Jones served two prison sentences for his intrusions into Buckingham palace, it seems that the authorities were willing to do almost anything to keep him away from London. See more »

Missed In History: Victoria's Stalker

 Missed In History: Victoria's Stalker

In the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, security at Buckingham Palace was lax enough that a young man was able to gain access to the palace and its occupants' private rooms ... repeatedly. Edward Jones' behavior was creepy and unsettling, ... See more »

The Boy Jones, Queen Victoria's Persistent Intruder

 The Boy Jones, Queen Victoria's Persistent Intruder

Not long after young Victoria became queen, a young man got into Buckingham Palace, wandered around, and attempted to steal several items. It was merely the first of many visits to the palace he would make. See more »

Missed In History: The Anglo-Cherokee War

 Missed In History: The Anglo-Cherokee War

Today's podcast examines an oft-overlooked Southern element of the French and Indian War, which was itself the North American theater of the Seven Years War. The Anglo-Cherokee War was between Britain and the Cherokee nation in the southern Appa ... See more »

Anglo-Cherokee War

 Anglo-Cherokee War

During the French and Indian War, a clash between Cherokee tribes and the British -- who had been allies -- slowly escalated on the southern end of the larger conflict. See more »

Tracy and Holly at Salt Lake Comic Con!

 Tracy and Holly at Salt Lake Comic Con!

Stuff You Missed in History Class Will be at SLCC runs Here's where to find us (please note this schedule is subject to change):3:00 p.m.: Fixing Fandom and Ending Bullying and Gatekeeping :: 150G5:00 p.m.: Stuff You Missed in History Class Live: How ... See more »

Missed In History: Anne Bonny and Mary Read

 Missed In History: Anne Bonny and Mary Read

It seemed like past hosts had definitely talked about Anne Bonny and Mary Read. They definitely got lots of requests for the piratical duo - Sarah and Deblina said so at the top of Stuff You Missed in History Class via iTunesthe Stuff You Missed in H ... See more »

Anne Bonny & Mary Read

 Anne Bonny & Mary Read

Famed lady pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read are often requested as a topic by listeners. but telling their story requires navigating some rather suspect historical accounts. See more »

Missed In History: Yosemite, Part 2

 Missed In History: Yosemite, Part 2

In our second episode on James Hutchings and Yosemite National Park, we talk about what happened after California declared his land claim was invalid, and what happened from there. And, we delve into the fates of those first buildings.Our listen ... See more »

Yosemite and James Hutchings, Pt. 2

 Yosemite and James Hutchings, Pt. 2

Because he saw himself as Yosemite's ambassador, Hutchings was surprised when the state of California told him his land claim was invalid. He fought the state for many years, and though he ultimately lost the battle, it didn't sever his ties to Yosemite. See more »

Missed In History: Yosemite, Part 1

 Missed In History: Yosemite, Part 1

A flood of listener requests to talk about the founding of the United States' national parks for the centennial of the U.S. National Park Service has yielded this week's podcasts. Rather than looking at the National Park Service as a whole - tha ... See more »

Yosemite and James Hutchings, Pt. 1

 Yosemite and James Hutchings, Pt. 1

Once Yosemite had been seen by white men, it became the focus of a great deal of attention, both for its natural wonders and for the potential money to be made there. James Hutchings spent the majority of his life writing and speaking about Yosemite. See more »

Missed In History: The Bracero Program

 Missed In History: The Bracero Program

In the midst of an election year, it's easy for immigration to seem like a recent political issue. But in the U.S., it's both new and old - the nation didn't much care about controlling immigration for 150 years after its founding, but in the de ... See more »

Bracero Program

 Bracero Program

For parts of the 20th century, the U.S. and Mexico had agreements in place allowing, and even encouraging, Mexican nationals to enter the U.S. to perform agricultural work and other labor in the American Southwest. See more »

Missed In History: Butter vs. Margarine

 Missed In History: Butter vs. Margarine

While Canada flat-out banned margarine for decades, in the United States there was a feud between the butter and margarine that went on for almost a century. That's what we talk about in today's incredibly silly show. Listener mail is from Josep ... See more »

Butter v. Margarine

 Butter v. Margarine

Industries and governments had a really weird preoccupation with protecting people from margarine way before it was made with the hydrogenated oils that led to its unhealthy reputation in more recent years. There's even bootlegging involved. See more »

Missed In History: Isaac Singer

 Missed In History: Isaac Singer

We've gotten a lot of listener requests to talk about Isaac Singer, who moved sewing machines from an industrial tool to a household staple. He was also kind of a jerk.Listener mail is from Abby about the Episode link: Holly's sources:Stuff You Misse ... See more »

Isaac Merrit Singer

 Isaac Merrit Singer

While his name is most strongly associated with the sewing machine, Isaac Singer's life is a tale far beyond the story of mechanized stitching. A philanderer and cut throat businessman, Singer managed to accrue huge sums of wealth in his later life. See more »