A HOLC redlining map of Greater Atlanta. (The full map is at the bottom of the post.)
Missed In History: Redlining Part 1

On September 29, 2015, the United States Department of Justice announced that it had reached a settlement with Eagle Bank and Trust Company in a redlining case. In the words of the Justice Department’s press release, “‘Redlining’ is the discriminatory

Missed In History: An Interview on Men’s Fashion

In the last couple of years, our podcast has had several episodes about historical fashion with subjects like the House of Worth and Rose Bertin.  Those episodes have largely focused on women’s fashion. Today, Holly sits down with Jason Merrill

A Texas segregation sign circa 1945. Inset: A photo of Macario Garcia U.S. Department of the Army, Office of the Chief of Information.
Missed In History: Macario Garcia

World War II comes up pretty frequently as a contributing factor in the American civil rights movement, as African-American soldiers recently home from war turned their attention to advocating for their own equal treatment. That’s a little oversimplified, but essentially true.

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Missed In History Interview: The Oregon Trail with Rinker Buck

In today’s episode, Holly sits down with Rinker Buck to talk about his book “The Oregon Trail” and the journey that inspired it! Also, big apologies for the audio quality in this one. We had trouble getting a good connection,

Portrait of Franz Liszt (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
Missed In History: Lisztomania

I’ve always been a little jealous that past hosts of the podcast already talked about the “Rite of Spring” riots. So today we’re talking about something just as musically weird — a fan phenomenon that heavily features shrieking ladies, but vastly

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The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo

The Capuchin catacombs in Palermo, Sicily, are one of our second set of Six Impossible Episodes. The Capuchin community in Palermo was established in 1534 at the church of Santa Maria della Pace, and the catacombs beneath it are now

Statue of Sybil Ludington on Gleneida Avenue in Carmel, New York by Anna Hyatt Huntington. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Missed In History: Six More Impossible Episodes

About six months ago, we put out an episode called “Six Impossible Episodes” — six subjects that were frequent listener requests, but which were, for some reason or another, impossible to approach as a stand-alone episode of our podcast. Today

British prisoners are held in the Black Hole of Calcutta, after the Nawab of Bengal captured Fort William, June 1756. A contemporary account claims that 123 of the 146 prisoners died of heat and suffocation, but doubts have since been cast on the veracity of the account. An engraving by W. Bromley after a painting by W. Artaud. (Photo by Rischgitz/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Missed In History: The Black Hole of Calcutta

“The Black Hole of Calcutta” refers to two things. The first is a small jail cell in Fort William in Kolkata, India. (Kolkata was formerly known as Calcutta.)  The other is an incident that happened in the jail in 1756,

Basin with Landscape in Chinese Style. Workshop of Diego Salvador Carreto. Late 17th century tin-glazed earthenware.  Philadelphia Museum of Art: Purchased with the Joseph E. Temple Fund, 1908.  Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Missed In History Interview: Asian Influence on the American Colonies

Today we’re interviewing Dennis Carr, who is the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, aka the MFA. After our Hokusai episode earlier this year, the MFA let us know about

Dragon Con 2015 — Vintage Vogue Fashion Show

Dragon Con 2015 has come and gone, and I’m still reeling from all the pretty things I got to ogle. One of the fantastic history-themed events at the con is the Vintage Vogue Fashion Show, which is part of the

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