By Inward Empire
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"The past is another country; they do things differently there." Inward Empire explores the role of ideas and ideology in American history -- how the surface of actions and events can be shaped by undercurrents of thought and belief. Accessible and thoroughly researched, each episode is a window into a world that is both profoundly foreign and strikingly similar to our own. Visit www.inwardempirepodcast.wordpress.com for pictures, maps, updates on the show, and more!
||CleanSoldiers of Capital (Part Two)||After sending the Molly Maguires to the scaffold in 1877, Pinkerton's National Detective Agency p...||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSoldiers of Capital (Part One)||Pinkerton's National Detective Agency was 19th-century America's premier private police force, th...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Camelot to Abilene||In a country as big and diverse as America, stories are crucially important to our sense of commo...||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1877: The Great Strike and the Red Specter of the Commune (Part Two)||When a railroad employee walks off the job in Baltimore, it triggers a violent chain of events th...||12/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1877: The Great Strike and the Red Specter of the Commune (Part One)||If you think 2016 is a turbulent year for the United States, try 1877. The country is, as one obs...||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuffalo Bill, the Mythic West, and the Imperial Frontier||William F. Cody - better known as Buffalo Bill - did more than any other person to translate the ...||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Unending Civil War of Ambrose Bierce||Ambrose Bierce was a Civil War veteran and the author of the most visceral and unsettling fiction...||9/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSword of the Wilderness (Part Two)||Forty years after the Pequot War, a new conflict threatens to tear New England apart. Decades of ...||5/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSword of the Wilderness (Part One)||The year is 1620. It is a time of upheaval and apocalyptic fears in England. In the midst of econ...||2/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
scholar in retirement
A fast-paced, in-depth account, delivered with confidence and verve. Particularly good at bringing key characters to life, showing forces at work behind the scenes, and viewing with fateful lucidity the collision of American Indian and Puritan cultures. Interesting analogies develop––by implication––between this failure of two quite different populations to go their separate ways on a shared stretch of land and similar failures these days all across the world.
Excellent new history podcast
Inward Empire is very well researched and presented. The podcast is loaded with the kind of primary sources that students of history love. The author also strives to present history in an objective manner and without any kind of ideology. He covers the struggles of the Indigenous Peoples of North America and the Puritans from all available angles (political, economic, religious, social, diplomatic etc.) giving the listener as much relevant information as possible. The podcast is organized in way that make it easy to follow and listen to. I absolutely love this podcast and will be recommending it.