February 2020

Levi and Catherine Coffin: the Underground Railroad

By |2020-02-19T20:14:50-05:00February 19th, 2020|Myths|

In 1876, an elderly man decided to write his memoirs. As we’ll see during this show, he and his wife were very important in 19th century America. They helped a great many people achieve freedom, [...]

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January 2020

Ben Franklin, “A Republic, if You Can Keep It.” Quote or No Quote?

By |2020-01-13T20:22:31-05:00January 13th, 2020|Myths, Quote or No Quote|

These are heady times for historians in the United States. The Trump impeachment saga has made Lady Buzzkill and I even more highly desired guests at dinners around town than we [...]

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Republicans and Impeachment: Nixon and Now

By |2020-01-06T20:22:17-05:00January 6th, 2020|Myths|

A Republican Senator is in his office, thinking about material he’s just seen regarding the sitting President from his own party. He’s troubled, because the evidence indicates a clear violation of US law and an [...]

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Martin Luther King: Arc of the Moral Universe Bends Toward Justice

By |2020-01-01T15:01:43-05:00January 1st, 2020|Myths, Quote or No Quote|

All too often, researching the origins of well-known quotes leads to a kind of dead end. Famous people are credited with expressions and sayings that were in common use during their time, and those [...]

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November 2019

1919: a Year in the Life of the United States

By |2019-11-13T04:58:11-05:00November 13th, 2019|Myths|

1919 was one of the most tumultuous years in American history. Economic struggles, labor unrest, the Red Scare, anarchist bombings, and race riots plagued the country. 1919 saw the end of the Progressive Era, the [...]

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October 2019

Harriet Tubman, “I freed thousands of slaves. I could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves.” Quote or No Quote?

By |2019-10-26T18:40:42-04:00October 26th, 2019|Myths, Quote or No Quote|

November 1st sees the release of the long-awaited film, “Harriet,” loosely based on the life and work of the famous abolitionist and civil rights pioneer, Harriet Tubman. Of course, Tubman is best known for her [...]

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Teddy Roosevelt and American Sports

By |2019-10-12T11:58:33-04:00October 12th, 2019|Myths|

Professor Ryan Swanson explains the complex history of the relationship between President Theodore Roosevelt and the modernization of American sports culture. We learn about TR’s “tennis cabinet,” his fitness programs, and his role as the [...]

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