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The Political History of the United States
33 minutes | May 16, 2022
3.29 After Braddock
Braddock was just one prong of a four-pronged attack. This week we check-in and see how the other three fared.
46 minutes | May 2, 2022
3.28 Braddock’s March
The British set off on an ill-fated march.
44 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
3.27 Fort Necessity and the Albany Congress
George Washington takes his first steps on the world stage... And causes an international incident.
31 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
3.26 Enter George Washington
George Washington takes his first step onto the world stage.
30 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
3.25 The Ohio Country
During the late 1740s and into the 1750s everybody began turning their attention to the Ohio Country. Today we explore just why that was.
32 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
3.24 The Six Nations of the Iroquois
This week we discuss the Iroquois Confederacy. Wedged in between the British and the French this group found itself being courted by both groups, thus placing them into a dangerous game between the two powers.
33 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
3.23 The War of Austrian Succession
The colonists indulge in their favorite pastime. It is time to invade Canada.
31 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
3.22 The War of Jenkins’ Ear
The British and the Spanish face off in a war that will seem oddly reminiscent of Queen Anne's War.
32 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
3.21 The Colonial Economy
As the policy of salutary neglect was ushered in the colonies experienced dramatic growth and diversification of their economies.
32 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
3.20 Science and Societies
We once again join Benjamin Franklin as we tour the emergence of the sciences and civic organizations in the colonies.
32 minutes | Dec 27, 2021
3.19 The Colonial Press
This week Benjamin Franklin takes us on a tour of the emerging and often contentious world of the colonial press.
33 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
3.18 The Great Awakening
As a distinct American culture would appear during the 18th century, religion would also change. This cumulates in the 1740s with the Great Awakening.
44 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
3.17 The 1741 New York Slave Conspiracy
In 1741 a slave conspiracy gripped New York.
32 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
3.16 Slave Rebellions
Harsh slave codes, which were intended to keep the slave populations at bay, often produced the opposite effect. This week we look at what happened when slaves decided that the time was right to rise up against the owners.
29 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
3.15 Slave Codes
Beginning in the 1660s, slave codes would come to codify life for African slaves. This week we discuss what those codes were and how they came to be. We will also look at the role of racism in the prevention of slave uprisings.
32 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
3.14 Georgia Enters the Game
In an effort to deal with urban poverty in London, James Oglethorpe forms the Georgia Trustees and create a new colony.
29 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
3.13 Carolina Splits Up
This week we explore how Carolina split into separate colonies. We then explore how internal conflict and dissent would lead to the end of proprietary government in both North and South Carolina.
38 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
3.12 The Canadian Invasion of Queen Anne‘s War
After a few starts and stops, the British agree to help the colonists move on Quebec. Meanwhile, down in the South, the Spanish attempt an attack on Charleston.
32 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
3.11 The Causes of Queen Anne‘s War
The colonies were pushed into Queen Anne's War following questions of succession in the Spanish empire. This war saw the English stuck in a conflict against the Spanish, the French, and hostile Indian tribes.
30 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Piracy had become common in the colonies by the end of the 17th century. One part economic boon, and another part danger, the practice would play a major role in colonial politics of the era. As promised during the episode, the link to the website is below. From there you can visit my source list and see just what it is I'm using to create this podcast. Happy reading! http://uspoliticalpodcast.com/
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