American History Tellers

The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life - the words you speak, the ideas you share - can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We’ll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we’ll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind American Scandal, Tides of History, American Innovations and more.New episodes come out every Wednesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.

https://wondery.com/shows/american-history-tellers/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 39m. Bisher sind 244 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 15 hours 9 minutes

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episode 2: Civil War | First Blood


On April 19th, 1861, an angry mob of Confederate sympathizers in Baltimore tried to stop a regiment of Union soldiers rushing to protect the capitol. Soon, four soldiers and 12 locals lay dead, and dozens more were wounded. It was the first blood spilled in what would become the Civil War. Soon, Union and Confederate soldiers marched into their first major battle. Both sides were confident of a quick, decisive victory. But the bloodiest war in U.S. history was just beginning...


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episode 1: Civil War | The Gathering Storm


Over the first decades of the 19th century, Americans fought over whether slavery should be allowed to expand into newly settled western territories. The debate grew so fierce that it led to a bloody attack right on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Many believed that the fight over slavery had made the bonds of union more brittle than ever.  Then, in 1860, Abraham Lincoln won the presidency with a promise to keep slavery out of the West. Lincoln’s victory was the tipping point...


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Wondery Presents American Scandal: The DuPont Chemical Coverup


By the mid-20th century, industrial chemicals were being used to produce a dizzying array of goods. Products made with wood or steel were replaced with plastic. And Americans gained access to a bounty of inexpensive products made with synthetic materials—from the polyester used in sweaters, to the artificial fragrances used in shampoos...


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episode 7: Encore: The Age of Jackson | A Nation Divided


The Age of Jackson was a time of intense change and tremendous growth in the United States. But it was not without controversy. In the years leading up to the Civil War, slavery and the rising abolitionist movement divided the country. On this episode, Lindsay speaks with Dr. Kate Masur, a history professor at Northwestern University and the author of Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction...


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episode 6: Encore: The Age of Jackson | Manifest Destiny


In 1845, newly inaugurated President James Polk made America’s westward expansion a centerpiece of his administration. Before long, the phrase “Manifest Destiny” was used to describe this growing sense of inevitability the United States would extend its territory across the entire North American continent. There was just one problem: Mexico was standing in the way. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening...


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Introducing: Journey to Zero Hunger


Join PepsiCo Global Head of Philanthropy, C.D. Glin on Journey to Zero Hunger, a worldwide investigation of the root causes of food insecurity, what's being done to meet immediate needs for food, and how we can build a healthy future for all. Despite setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic and global conflict, we can make progress. Learn from celebrities, innovators and changemakers how you can make a difference...


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 2022-07-07  2m
 
 

episode 5: Encore: The Age of Jackson | The Little Magician


During the last years of Andrew Jackson’s presidency, the American economy flourished. But when his successor, Martin Van Buren, took office, he inherited a financial crisis. Before he became president, Van Buren’s political skill had earned him the nickname “The Little Magician.” But he could not conjure away two major stains on his administration: the Panic of 1837, and the forced removal of Native Americans from the South that became known as the Trail of Tears. Listen ad free with Wondery+...


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 2022-07-06  36m
 
 

episode 4: Encore: The Age of Jackson | Great White Father


During his military career, Andrew Jackson won several ruthless victories over indigenous people. After becoming president in 1829, he waged political war against them, too. Jackson championed “Indian removal” – the forced displacement of Native Americans to make way for white settlers. And none would feel the brunt of Jackson’s policies more than the groups known as the “Five Civilized Tribes” – the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole. Listen ad free with Wondery+...


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 2022-06-29  37m
 
 

episode 5: Encore: The Age of Jackson | King Mob


On Andrew Jackson’s inauguration day, citizens mobbed the White House, breaking furniture and fine china. It was a sign of troubles to come. Elected as a populist president, Jackson was dogged by chaos and controversy from his first days in office. But a sex scandal known as “The Petticoat Affair” was minor compared to the challenges that lay ahead for America’s seventh president. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening...


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 2022-06-22  33m
 
 

Wondery Presents: The Execution of Bonny Lee Bakley


On May 4, 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley was found fatally shot in a car on a dark North Hollywood street. The prime suspect was her husband, famed actor Robert Blake. But Bonny, a longtime con artist, had plenty of enemies. She left behind a trail of men she’d scammed, and she had a volatile relationship with Christian Brando, the troubled son of movie star Marlon Brando.  Not since the O.J. Simpson case had the eyes of the nation been so fixated on a homicide...


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 2022-06-20  5m