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Hugh delves into the Democratic barbecues of 1868 by reading page four of the New York Herald of August 12th. For all notes and images, see the companion blog.

Hugh unpacks a Harper's Weekly illustration from September 1868, and reads articles about the barbecues with which Southern Democrats were attempting to win the votes of freedmen. ...

23: Farewell to Jack

This is not my usual sort of episode. If you don't want to hear about my cat who is no longer with us, skip it.

Skipping forward fifty years, Hugh explores Mary E. Walker's legacy within the context of the changing roles of women during World War I.For notes and images of all articles read i...

Hugh reads from the issue of "The Revolution" published 150 years ago today, then has a delightful chat with Sally Roesch Wagner, Ph.D, Executive Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gag...

Hugh reads exclusively from newspaper articles printed 150 years ago this week. He starts with a terrible, undeservedly self-satisfied newspaper article about Mary E. Walker, and ...

19: Safe-Robbing

Hugh reads articles about six safe robbery attempts in Syracuse during the 1860s, then does a broader survey of all safe robberies mentioned in Syracuse newspapers during the 1860s...

In this episode I read from a single fascinating page of the Syracuse Daily Journal from February 22nd, 1868. The drama between Johnson and Congress is heating up. I present that ...

17: The Fourth of July

In this episode I rant about a run-in I had with an intellectually dishonest creep who attempted to disseminate the notions that Republicans have followed consistent ideals since ...

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