The Emperor Norton Episode: Who was the Emperor of the United States?


When Joshua Norton returned to San Francisco following a disastrous business deal, he was a little bit loopy. Norton went to the newspapers and declared himself emperor of the United States. Here's the crazy part: it worked. Tune in and learn more.

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Topics in this Podcast: U.S. history, American history, Dogs, Emperor Norton, The Most Requested Episodes We Already Have, biographies, exhumations, 19th century