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Although the international slave trade was outlawed in 1808, the demand for free labor continued to escalate as the country expanded and the cotton crop overtook tobacco as the country's most in demand export. When the domestic slave trade proved insufficient, or too expensive, many planters resorted to purchasing their labor on the black market. These individuals were often free young men and women who were kidnapped from their homes in the north and forced into a life of servitude. Join me this week as I dive into the history of this black market and explore the story of four young boys who beat the odds and found their way back home. For show notes, source material and transcripts, please visit the website at www.civicsandcoffee.com Make sure to secure your tickets to Intelligent Speech by visiting their website at www.intelligentspeechconference.com. Don't forget to enter this discount code CIVICS at check out to save 10%!Support the show
Woodstock

Woodstock

2022-05-2117:38

Join me this week as I dive into another listener request: the history of the epic music festival, Woodstock. In the summer of 1969, four young men put on what came to be the most memorable music festival of a generation. For four days, thousands of young Americans enjoyed the performances of the artists that came to define sixties: Jefferson Airplane, Credence Clearwater Revival and Jimi Hendrix. But what was the inspiration of Woodstock? How did it come together? And why does it still remain one of the most memorable concerts in history? Tune in to find out all of this and more. For source material, transcripts and the opportunity to request your own topic, please visit the website at www.civicsandcoffee.comSupport the show
The Freedom's Journal

The Freedom's Journal

2022-05-1415:03

Join me this week as I dive into the history of the Freedom's Journal, the first black owned and operated newspaper in American history. Started by two free men in 1828, The Freedom Journal influenced a generation of writers, editors and artists by providing a platform for black voices. For the first time in history, their newspaper was nonpartisan and strove to provide both sides of an argument. What was the Freedom's Journal? And who were the men behind the pages? Find all of that out and more. To see source material and show notes, please visit the website at www.civicsandcoffee.comSupport the show
Welcome to episode 100 peeps! Join me this week as I chat with presidential history podcast host extraordinaire, Kenny Ryan, about John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams. Both men had strikingly similar careers and both go mostly unrecognized in popular culture, despite their immense contributions to history. Kenny Ryan is the host of Abridged Presidential Histories, a podcast dedicated to sharing the life and impacts of our past presidents. He expertly weaves a concise narrative and I highly recommend you go check him out once you're done listening to our chat. You can find Kenny wherever you get your podcasts or through his website at www.aph.buzzsprout.comFor more about this week's episode, and how you can support the show please visit the website at www.civicsandcoffee.comSupport the show
John Quincy Adams was the sixth president of the United States, elected in a "corrupt bargain" when the House of Representatives voted him into office, despite Andrew Jackson winning both the popular and electoral votes. Adams' presidency was not one for the record books, but his diplomatic career was one for the ages. Join me this week as I dive into the life and career of John Quincy Adams. From the Treaty of Ghent to his opposition to the annexation of Texas, John Quincy Adams was a man of deep conviction which ultimately made him a terrible politician. For show notes, source material and transcripts, please visit the website at www.civicsandcoffee.comSupport the show (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/civicscoffeepod)
Join me as I wrap up the life of Louisa Catherine Adams. In this episode, I explore her time overseas with her husband while he served as Minister to Russia and her efforts to get John Quincy Adams elected president. I also cover her time as First Lady, what her thoughts were about Adams' resurgence in the House of Representatives and her legacy. To view show notes and source material, please visit the website at www.civicsandcoffee.comSupport the show (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/civicscoffeepod)
Often lost in the shadows of the family she married into, Louisa Catherine Adams had a life filled with trials and tribulations. She was the first foreign born First Lady and journeyed throughout Europe, first as a daughter of a wealthy merchant and then as the wife of famed diplomat and future president, John Quincy Adams. Join me as I start the story of the life of Louisa Adams. In this episode, I discuss her early childhood, the volatile courtship between her and John Quincy and the first years of their marriage. Her story is remarkable and we're only just getting started. I also mention towards the end of the episode the launch of a brand new store for the podcast. To check it out, as well as looking at source material and transcripts, please visit the website at www.civicsandcoffee.com Support the show (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/civicscoffeepod)
Join me this week as I chat with author, historian and educator Dr. Rebecca DeWolf about her analysis of the early development of the Equal Rights Amendment. Dr. DeWolf wrote about the fight of the ERA in her book, Gendered Citizenship, which was one of my favorite books of 2021. In this episode, we discuss how the right to vote for women via the 19th amendment created a sense of constitutional uncertainty for the status of women and how various groups, coined as protectionists and emancipationists, debated over what it meant to provide women equality under the law. You can read more about Dr. DeWolf and her work through her website at https://www.rebeccadewolf.com/For show notes and source material, including how to purchase Gendered Citizenship, please visit the website at www.civicsandcoffee.comSupport the show (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/civicscoffeepod)
Join me as I dive into another listener request!This week's topic comes thanks to long time listener Sam, who requested I dive into the history of the California Missions. Those of us who grew up in California likely remember learning about, and potentially even visiting, the Missions spread throughout the state. But what prompted their creation? Who lived in the Missions? And why do they continue to loom so large in California history? For show notes and source material, please visit the website at www.civicsandcoffee.comSupport the show (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/civicscoffeepod)
Women in Politics

Women in Politics

2022-03-2617:31

Women have exerted influence in American politics since the country's founding. Though initially through individual acts to bring attention to their cause, they eventually organized into unions and societies who commanded attention and effectuate change. Join me as I jump into the history of women in politics in the United States. For more information about show notes and source material, please visit the website at www.civicsandcoffee.comSupport the show (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/civicscoffeepod)
Joining me for a special discussion about one of my favorite periods in history, Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox breaks down the Gilded Age in America and specifically how the period shaped the idea of women. If you've been enjoying the HBO series, The Gilded Age, you'll enjoy our conversation as we discuss the era, its impact on the role of women and how material culture impacted the period. Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox is a historian who recently published a book, Dressed for Freedom, which examines the history of women's fashion as a tool of empowerment and political prowess, focusing on the time period spanning from the 1890's to the 1970's.She teaches history at Case Western Reserve University and can be contacted through her website at https://www.einavrabinovitchfox.com/ and her book may be purchased at all fine booksellers or through the University of Illinois Press at their website: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/?id=87kmg2yq9780252044014Support the show (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/civicscoffeepod)
Women in Baseball

Women in Baseball

2022-03-1216:59

Baseball is often referred to as America's favorite pastime. Millions watch their favorite sports teams battle it out for position and, hopefully, a championship. But why aren't there more women in baseball?Join me this week as I dive into the history of women in baseball. For source material, transcripts and show notes, please visit the website at www.civicsandcoffee.comSupport the show (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/civicscoffeepod)
Happy Women's History Month! Join me this week as I interview historian and author Dr. Tanya Roth about her analysis of women in the United States history, Her Cold War. Roth weaved an engaging and informative story about how women's roles in the military evolved in a post World War II nation and how slowly but surely they worked towards providing an equitable place at the table. Several sources were listed in the episode, please see website www.civicsandcoffee.com for links to all of that and more. Support the show (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/civicscoffeepod)
Join me this week as I wrap up the life of famed abolitionist and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. In this episode, we pick up with Douglass venturing into national politics and announcing his support for women's suffrage. This episode also discusses how Douglass evolved in the aftermath of the Civil War and where he focused his attention once slavery was abolished. For show notes, source material and transcripts, please visit the website at www.civicsandcoffee.comSupport the show (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/civicscoffeepod)
Abolitionist, author, newspaper editor. Frederick Douglass was many things in his 77 years and continues to be a powerful historic figure. Join me this week as I begin a dive into the life of one of the greatest and most respected fighters in history, Fredrick Douglass. You can see source material and show notes on the website at www.civicsandcoffee.comSupport the show (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/civicscoffeepod)
Religion has been intertwined in American history since its founding. There have been several religious revivals aimed at increasing church membership and devotion to God. The Second Great Awakening was one of the largest and most consequential religious movements in American history. It was during this movement that revivalism and social activism became part of the religious experience. Join me as I dive into what the Second Great Awakening was and just how it impacted the country. For source materials, please visit the website www.civicsandcoffee.comSupport the show (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/civicscoffeepod)
David Walker's Appeal

David Walker's Appeal

2022-02-0515:43

One of the most forceful voices in the abolitionist movement came from the words of a free man named David Walker. While he may be overshadowed by the likes of Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison, Walker left his mark on the push for ending slavery and pulled no punches in his rebuke of the white enslavers who used paternalistic verbiage in excusing their behavior. Walker's life was cut short and I think this, in part, has led to his faded memory when reviewing the abolitionist movement. Join me this week as I review the life of David Walker and his masterful work known simply as his Appeal. To see source material, transcripts and how to support the show, please visit the website at www.civicsandcoffee.comSupport the show (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/civicscoffeepod)
This week I am diving into the first listener request of 2022 - The Filibuster. A complicated and confusing piece of senate procedure, the filibuster has been in the news for the last few years as political pundits discuss why our current Congress seems unable to achieve any legislative progress. What exactly is the filibuster? How did it originate? Tune into this episode to find out. If you would like to make a request, review source material or support the show, please check out www.civicsandcoffee.comSupport the show (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/civicscoffeepod)
The women behind the great men in history are often forgotten and overlooked. No one quite exemplifies this as much as Elizabeth Monroe, the wife of the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe. Join me this week as I discuss her life and her impact - and why her story isn't well known. You can find transcripts and source material on the website www.civicsandcoffee.comSupport the show (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/civicscoffeepod)
The Monroe Presidency

The Monroe Presidency

2022-01-1519:47

The last of the founding era presidents, James Monroe sometimes is seen as somehow less illustrious than his predecessors. However, the fifth president of the United States oversaw a key transition in the country and undoubtedly left his mark on the country. Join me this week as I dive into the presidency of James Monroe. For transcripts, source material and information about supporting the show, please visit the website at www.civicsandcoffee.com Support the show (http://www.buymeacoffee.com/civicscoffeepod)
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