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The people, events and topics of United States history, shared in the time it takes to enjoy a cup of coffee. Come hang with me as I nerd out a little on America's history.

Civics & Coffee Alycia

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The people, events and topics of United States history, shared in the time it takes to enjoy a cup of coffee. Come hang with me as I nerd out a little on America's history.

    The Almost First Lady: Rachel Jackson

    The Almost First Lady: Rachel Jackson

    In the final edition of the Andrew Jackson series, I am taking a look at the life of his wife and soulmate, Rachel Donelson Jackson.

    Though she passed away before Jackson assumed office, the marriage between Rachel and Andrew Jackson was one for the ages. Though their relationship started in scandal, a scandal that would came to haunt them as Jackson pursued national politics, it was also one of true dedication and admiration of one another.

    So tune in and hear about just who Rachel Jackson was and what made their marriage so scandalous.

    For show notes, source material and transcripts, please visit the website at www.civicsandcoffee.com



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    Andrew Jackson: A Discussion with Presidencies of the United States

    Andrew Jackson: A Discussion with Presidencies of the United States

    This week is a continuation of the series on Andrew Jackson and this time I am welcoming a special guest, Jerry from the Presidencies of the United States Podcast.

    Andrew Jackson has a complicated and nuanced legacy. He was the original outsider and man of the people; he was a man who held tightly to his sense of honor and was unafraid to fight for what he believed in. His was also the administration that put a mighty steak through the heart of the indigenous tribes who lived within territory white settlers desperately wanted for cultivating cotton.

    Jerry and I sit down and discuss the complicated legacy that is Andrew Jackson. What got him to the White House? How did he take advantage of the moment to propel himself into the highest office of the land? And how do we deal with his complicated legacy?

    To find Jerry's wonderful show, please head over to www.presidenciespodcast.com or search for Presidencies of the United States wherever you get your podcasts.

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    The Indian Removal Act of 1830

    The Indian Removal Act of 1830

    During his eight years as president of the United States, Andrew Jackson passed one major piece of legislation: the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

    A bill set up to allow negotiations between the federal government and tribal nations for land exchanges, it quickly set the precedent of forced indigenous removal. So what was the Indian Removal Act? And what were its impacts?

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    For show notes, source material and transcripts, please visit the website at www.civicsandcoffee.com
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    The Original Outsider: Andrew Jackson

    The Original Outsider: Andrew Jackson

    Happy June Peeps!

    This month is going to be all about Andrew Jackson. I knew when I started plotting out my coverage of the seventh president of the United States a single episode just wasn't going to cut it - so get ready for a Jackson bonanza.

    This week, I am starting with the life and political rise of the man himself. Who was Andrew Jackson? Why was he so popular? And what impacts did he leave on the nation?

    Tune in to find out all of this and more.

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    For show notes, source material and transcripts, please head to the website at www.civicsandcoffee.com
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    Missing: The Kidnapping of Black Americans

    Missing: The Kidnapping of Black Americans

    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

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    Woodstock

    Woodstock

    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.com
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

WHH1841 ,

Fantastic podcast

I eagerly wait with a cup of coffee each Saturday for Alycia to release a new episode. With brevity yet detail, I have greatly enjoyed the journey she has taken us on through various points in American history and can’t wait to hear what she has in store for us next.

Mohammad Farooq ,

A great intro into American history

Alycia is a fantastic host, the podcasts keep you glued to it courtesy of its length which is short yet sweet in duration. Considering that my knowledge of American history is limited in scope, Alycia’s podcasts shares such fascinating insights and tidbits from the past that really leaves me looking forward for more. Every podcast has a carefully selected narrative and script doesn’t tend to go off the radar thanks to her good preparation and coming across as so natural while presenting it. Wish her the best of luck and looking forward as usual to her future episodes.

ChanceWhit ,

Short thoughtful and to the point.

History is a complex subject that too often gets too bogged down. Civics and Coffee does it right. Bite sized episode you can listen to with your favorite beverage handled in a well researched manner that will have you questioning your assumptions. Great work

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