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America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.

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    • 4.8, 3.3K Ratings

America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

T.Howardisaboss ,

Fantastic

This podcast is one of my favorite to recommend. I only wish there were more episodes, because I would love to keep listening.

CLS8201 ,

We need to have a shared history of injustice

We need to have a shared history of injustice and this podcast does that one story at a time. Thank you for this podcast

elmo2246824 ,

It’s about time.

Listening to this I keep asking why we weren’t taught or even introduced to this history in school. This history has been systematically avoided and covered up and ignored and sugar-coated for far too long. It serves certain interests to leave it out of school history curricula. Because it flys in the face of our cherished national narratives of liberty and justice for all and of narratives built on the manufactured claim that racial disparities come from natural differences in race rather than centuries of color-based oppression and discrimination which continues today. People deny or attack this history as biased or impolite for a reason—it has real implications and demands that this country make amends and do its best to nurture its oppressed and its tired and poor (“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.”) back to parity with the general population. This is a great series of stories. For those asking for more, I first met Chenjerai in another amazing series on race in America called “Seeing White” published by sceneonradio.org (their outfit, co-written by John Biewen, also created a great series on gender called “MEN”.)

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