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Canada & The American Civil War with Julian Sher
Julian Sher joined me to discuss his latest book, "The North Star: Canada and the Civil War Plots Against Lincoln." Julian is a highly acclaimed investigative journalist, author, producer, and more. His newest book provides a great vantage point for what was going on in Canada at the time of the American Civil War and how some Canadians decided to try to affect the outcome of the struggle.
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The Dress Diary: Secrets From a Victorian Woman's Wardrobe with Kate Strasdin
This is a remarkable story about how Dr. Kate Strasdin came into possession of one of the most unique pieces of fashion documentation of Victorian England. What does it tell us about 19th-century clothing? Her book about this primary source, "The Dress Diary: Secrets From a Victorian Woman's Wardrobe," details the story of Anne Sykes and her efforts to remember the world around her through material cut from dresses, vests, and even slippers!
Aquino Tank Weekend 2023 at the Ontario Regiment Museum
The Jaunty Crow returns to help me review our experience at Aquino Tank Weekend at the amazing Ontario Regiment Museum, located in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. This yearly event is really something to behold and we're definitely planning on coming back next year! If you're into tanks, history, and good friends, this is the place for you!
Shifting Currents: A World History of Swimming with Dr. Karen Eva Carr
Have you ever contemplated the mindset of historical societies and cultures when it came to swimming? Were some of them avid swimmers? Did others abstain? Dr. Karen Carr, the esteemed author of "Shifting Currents: A World History of Swimming," joined me to explore this enthralling aspect. Let's dive in!
Why Did Public Executions End? The Answer My Surprise You!
There was a real reason why public executions ended and the answer may surprise you! Michael Ayers Trotti weighs in on the subject. His latest book is published by UNC Press and is entitled, The End of Public Execution: Race, Religion & Punishment in the American South. His monograph contains some incredible findings on the use of capital punishment in America, particularly in the southern states. We discuss some of those here on this episode!
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At War With King Alcohol: Debating Drinking and Masculinity in the Civil War
Megan L. Bever, author of At War With King Alcohol: Debating Drinking and Masculinity in the Civil War, joined me to discuss her book. Megan has helped us look back at Temperance movements and how they affected soldiering in the 19th century. Soldiers thought that those who drank "too much" were unpatriotic and not worthy of being on the battlefield, or even in camp. Megan's book was released by UNC Press and is available wherever you get your favorite books!
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The Tattoed Historian podcast presents a new and fresh way of bringing history to a mass audience. I have enjoyed listening to these podcasts. John is engaging and open and I always learn something new in every episode. The podcast covers all types of history so there is something for everyone. Keep up the great work you are doing!