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Double Agent: James Armistead and the American Revolution


James Armistead was a slave in Virginia, but got his master’s approval to enlist when the Revolutionary War came. Armistead worked as a spy, and his story is one of many free and enslaved African-Americans who fought in the Revolutionary … Continue reading

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The Surprising Life of Henry Ford: Part 2


In this second episode with CarStuff’s Scott Benjamin, we pick up at the height of Ford’s success: The Model T is revolutionizing America. But he also obsessively controls his employees, becomes a noted anti-Semite and capitalizes on wartime contracts.

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Horace Wells and the Gas War


Dentist Horace Wells set up shop in Hartford in 1836, before the discovery of anasthesia. At an exhibition in 1844 he became certain that nitrous oxide could revolutionize medicine. He tried to demonstrate his findings… but things didn’t go as … Continue reading

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Bloodwork, Part 2


In part two of this interview series, Dr. Holly Tucker discusses the research methods behind her new book, “Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution.” Listen in to learn more about the controversial history of … Continue reading

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Blood Work, Part I


In part one of a special author interview, Dr. Holly Tucker talks about her new book, “Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution.” Tune in to learn more about the startling history of blood transfusion.

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The Bombardment of Baltimore


Years after the American Revolution, Britain and the United States were still locked in conflict. Listen in as Katie and Sarah explore the British bombardment of Baltimore in 1814 — and how it inspired a lawyer named Francis Scott Key … Continue reading

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Toussaint L’Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution


When the Haitian revolution broke out, Toussaint L’Ouverture did not originally take part in the violence — at least, that is, until the British became involved. Learn more about Toussaint L’Ouverture and the Haitian revolution in this podcast.

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