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In this episode I explore Hodgson's weird fiction within the context of his culture's fascination with electricity and spiritualism. For images of all articles, along with links to...

One hundred years ago this week, the London Times reported the death of William Hope Hodgson. In this episode I explore the popular image of Hodgson: manly man, strong man, brave m...

In this episode I give my first interview! I stopped by the Pompey Historical Society and had a lovely chat with Historian Ruth Hotaling about the life and work of "Pompey boy" Hom...

It's February 19th, 1868, and the results of the Syracuse Mayoral election are in! In this episode I explore those results, go off on my usual tangents about journalistic narrative...

It's February 18th, 1868, the day of the Syracuse Mayoral election, and the Syracuse Daily Standard is taking its final shots at John A. Green. For show notes, see the companion bl...

It's February 17th, 1868, the day before the Syracuse Mayoral election, and the Syracuse Daily Courier is spewing the vilest material you'll ever hear coming out of my mouth. For s...

In this episode I delve into the panoply of libels that the Republican newspapers leveled at John A. Green, the Democratic Mayoral candidate, on the day before the Syracuse electio...

In this episode, I delve into the military career of John A. Green and discuss how it intertwines with his political career. See the companion blog for copious footnotes.

Returning to the Syracuse mayoral election of 1868, we find the Standard jumping onto the Green-bashing bandwagon, while John A. Green's "organ", the Courier, sings his praises.Epi...

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