Six Impossible Episodes by Request


From left to right: The 1917 Silent Parade, the Massacre of Glencoe, and Thread City Crossing, aka the Frog Bridge, commemorating the Windham Frog Fight. (Public domain, Culture Club/Getty Images, Grendelkhan via Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license)

This installation of Six Impossible Episodes is a bit of a hodge podge, with several oft-requested topics. Included are Olive Yang, the Silent Parade of 1917, the Glencoe Massacre, Marion Downs, Lena Himmelstein and the Great Windham Frog Fight of 1754.

Tracy's Research:

  • Paluch, Gabrielle. “The royal-turned-warlord and opium pioneer of the Golden Triangle dies at 90.” Coconuts Yangon via PRI’s The World. 7/18/2017. https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-07-18/royal-turned-warlord-and-opium-pioneer-golden-triangle-dies-90
  • Smith, Harrison. “Olive Yang, cross-dressing warlord and Burmese opium trafficker, dies at 90.” Washington Post. 7/24/2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/olive-yang-cross-dressing-warlord-and-burmese-opium-trafficker-dies-at-90/2017/07/24/97a829c6-6fc7-11e7-8839-ec48ec4cae25_story.html?utm_term=.0a2395536cfa
  • Paluch, Gabrielle. “The Female Warlord Who Had C.I.A. Connections and Opium Routes.” New York Times. 7/21/2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/world/asia/burmese-warlord-olive-yang.html?_r=0
  • Scott, Peter Dale. “Operation Paper: The United States and Drugs in Thailand and Burma.” The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 8 Issue 44, Nov. 1 2010. http://apjjf.org/-Peter-Dale-Scott/3436/article.html
  • Paluch, Gabrielle. “Royal-turned-warlord and Opium Pioneer of the Golden Triangle: Olive Yang Dies at 90.” Coconuts Yangon. 7/18/2017. https://coconuts.co/yangon/features/royal-turned-warlord-opium-pioneer-golden-triangle-olive-yang-dies-aged-90/
  • Brown, DeNeen L. “Google memorializes the Silent Parade when 10,000 black people protested lynchings.” Washington Post. 7/28/2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/07/28/google-memorializes-the-silent-parade-when-10000-black-people-protested-lynchings/?utm_term=.37cdf7803399
  • National Humanities Center. “The Negro Silent Protest Parade.” https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai2/forward/text4/silentprotest.pdf
  • Bowery Boys. “Listening to the Silent Parade of 1917: The Forgotten Civil Rights March.” http://www.boweryboyshistory.com/2017/07/listening-silent-parade-1917-forgotten-civil-rights-march.html
  • Bragg, Melvyn et al. "The Glencoe Massacre." In Our Time. BBC Radio Four. 1/21/2010 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pxrr7
  • Bragg, Melvyn et al. "The Glencoe Massacre." In Our Time. BBC Radio Four. 1/21/2010 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pxrr7
  • The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. “Massacre of Glencoe.” Encyclopedia Britannica. April 12, 2017. https://www.britannica.com/event/Massacre-of-Glencoe
  • BBC. “The Making of the Union: The Massacre of Glen Coe.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/scottishhistory/union/trails_union_glencoe.shtml
  • Marion Downs Center. “About Marion Downs.” https://mariondowns.com/about/about-marion-downs
  • Sullivan, Becky. “Remembering The Pioneering Audiologist Who Tested Hearing At Birth.” All Things Considered. 12/28/2014 https://www.npr.org/2014/12/28/371962273/remembering-the-pioneering-audiologist-who-tested-hearing-at-birth
  • Twichell, Tonya. “Listening to Marion Downs: What She Said about Children's Hearing Changed the World.” CU Medicine Today. 10/2011. http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/administration/alumni/CUMedToday/profiles/Pages/Marion-Downs.aspx
  • “Aduiology Legend Marion Downs Passes Away.” The Hearing Review. http://www.hearingreview.com/2014/11/blog-audiology-legend-marion-downs-passes-away/
  • Pisano, Dominick. “Eugene J. Bullard.” Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/eugene-j-bullard
  • Jewish Virtual Library. “Himmelstein, Lena.” http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/himmelstein-lena
  • Russian Heritage Museum. “Lena Himmelstein: Fashion Designer, Businesswoman.” http://russianheritagemuseum.com/en/RHM_Lena_Himmelstein/
  • American Textile History Museum. “Robust Sales and Trim Figures: Lane Bryant Catalogs, 1921-1947.” http://www.athm.org/tag/lena-himmelstein-bryant/
  • New England Historical Society. “The Great Windham Frog Fight of 1754.” http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/the-great-windham-frog-fight-1754/
  • Hoberman, Michael. “Bridge Ornaments Help Tell the Legend of the Windham Frog Fight.” Connecticut History.org. https://connecticuthistory.org/bridge-ornaments-help-tell-the-legend-of-the-windham-frog-fight/

Topics in this Podcast: Jewish history, black history, Six Impossible Episodes, Scottish history, medical history, fashion history, offbeat history, Asian history, European history, U.S. history, LGBTQ history, LGBTQIA history

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