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America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.
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The Ring

The Ring

2018-11-0900:32:397

Two brilliant women—one black, one white—assemble a spy ring in the rebel capital of Richmond, Virginia that eventually attempts a ‘mission impossible’ inside the military planning rooms of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. 
The Fugitive

The Fugitive

2018-11-0900:33:1512

A young woman, held by one of America’s founding slaveowners, bolts one day for a life of freedom that keeps her on the lam for the rest of her life, eventually touching upon the life of the most notorious slaveowner of the Civil War. 
Uncivil Presents: The Nod

Uncivil Presents: The Nod

2018-02-0700:31:0817

Hey, Uncivil listeners! This week we’re sharing a story from our friends at the The Nod, a podcast that tells the stories of Black life that don't get told anywhere else. We know you all will love this episode about a woman who broke away from a plantation in the South, where descendants of enslaved people and slave owners stayed together as family, long after the end of slavery. To listen to part 2 of the story, Diary of a Mad Black Cousin, look for The Nod in your podcast feed, wherever you get them, or on their website, http://www.gimletmedia.com/the-nod.
The Portrait

The Portrait

2017-12-2700:30:068

A listener voicemail sends us deep down the rabbit hole into one of the most toxic myths of the Confederacy.
The Assets

The Assets

2017-12-2000:28:5012

Rachel Swarns of the New York Times joins us to discuss what she discovered when she followed the money trail of one of the nation's top financial institutions all the back to the 19th century. Further reading:You can read more of Rachel Swarns's reporting here, and check out her book, American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama. For further reading on slave insurance we recommend Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America by Sharon Ann Murphy.
The Sentence

The Sentence

2017-12-1300:24:547

In 1640 three men attempted to escape indentured servitude. The outcome lay the foundation for the split in America that lead to Civil War.
The Paper

The Paper

2017-12-0600:23:274

A small shopkeeper in Philadelphia unwittingly stumbles into a con that helps take down the Confederacy.
The Song

The Song

2017-11-1500:29:094

We dig deep into the anthem of the Confederacy, and learn that almost everything we thought we knew about it... was wrong.
The Spin

The Spin

2017-11-0800:28:5620

From the cemetery to the big screen, a 150 year old push to rewrite American history.
The Soldiers

The Soldiers

2017-11-0100:23:2212

A woman discovers a secret that the government long tried to keep hidden: a secret about who exactly fought in the Civil War.
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Comments (24)

Marcee' M.

I LOVE this show and miss it! Bring it back guyssss! lol Also, I love how people are presented with the facts and still choose to toot their noses up and believe lies because it makes them feel better. And don't forget the "this race stuff again?!?" people, like this whole country wasn't founded on discrimination on the basis of race. Those guys are silly. lol

Mar 26th
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BOO DADDY

Oh sweet, more racial whining, definitely don't get enough of that lately.

Feb 4th
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David Eldridge

wow, it's amazing how people can spin words in such a way to make southerners look like evil racist slave holders. pfft. of course it wasn't right, but I really dislike all the negative things said about the rebel army. Right or wrong, 100s of thousands of boys died for what they saw as an injustice, like the revolutionary war. Shouldn't shame or put them down so harshly. I think their lives were retribution enough, don't need to put them down further... "The history books are always written by the victors..." idk who said it.The Democrats were voting for slavery and Republicans against...

Jan 20th
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Mikey

I attended 4 years at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. This history is not well known and is not discussed. This is the first time I’ve even heard it

Dec 20th
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k

Wow. Welcome back. Still the best podcast.

Nov 13th
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Nick Costa

Just found this show, pure brilliance. I'm hooked and will share as much as I can. Thank you and please keep it coming.

Jul 18th
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moopers 8

Make more please!

Jun 15th
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Anthony Pasquariello

make more please!!!!!

Jun 3rd
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Ryan O

Episode "The Deed" is unbelievable, carpetbagging bullshit that has happen to "Netty" Evans. I am a bankruptcy and real estate paralegal. Please authors of this podcast put me in contact with her. I have worked with clients against scammers likd that and corrupted attorneys that should be disbarred. She can sue for all of her taxes paid and sue the attorney that "represented" her, starting with filing a complaint with the state bar, at the very least. I use the term represented very very lightly. Also, several judges and country clerks from that area have been prosecuted for corruption. AGAIN, please contact me! paralegalcontact@gmail.com

Apr 19th
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Benjamin Miner

my favorite podcast, period. just binge listened to all the available episodes, hope you guys are able to get back into regular production. but even if it just was this many episodes, it's pretty invaluable. my brain feelsike a neglected houseplant that is finally being watered!

Apr 9th
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Liam Mcgaha

I love this show

Apr 2nd
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Xavier Doc Jenkins

This new episode is a gyp. I listened to this one 5 weeks ago.

Feb 14th
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Xavier Doc Jenkins

I’m really interested in when the next episode will be out. At this point I’ve been waiting for weeks...

Jan 23rd
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Jeremy Causey

oh wow, taking the HOPRAH stance, making YOUR truth. If the only way to start up a war is to make believe about a war that in truth was horrible w/out idiots trying to revise it. poor racist libs

Jan 18th
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Phillip Everington

Jeremy Causey just goes to show ignorance is bliss.....and I'm pointing out that you're the ignorant one

May 19th
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Jeremy Pierce-Sunia

how long until the next episode!!???

Jan 16th
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Jenessa Nagore

not done yet, but my husband (who loves civil war stuff) and I (who prefers WWII) are greatly enjoying it.

Jan 7th
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Fred Ramey

Great job guys! keep it up!

Jan 4th
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Kristin Chow

I love this podcast! So much hidden history being revealed. So fascinating! I can't wait for the next episode.

Dec 21st
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Jodi Bishop-Phipps

Amazing episode! Each episode keeps getting better and better! I really like the mix of historical accuracy and info I can use when discussing the truth about the Civil War and race relations in the US.

Nov 9th
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Doug Rutkowski

great untold history of the Civil war

Oct 30th
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