In our “Unfreedom” episode we talk with Allison Madar about the evolution of laws affecting indentured servants and enslaved people in early America. Madar’s research draws on a variety of …
Recently, the Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public with exclusively the story of slavery on Louisiana plantations. In doing so, it turns the traditional plantation story inside out. Visitors learn about the men and women who were enslaved there, what they did, and where they came from.
In this special holiday episode, we connect the present to the past as we uncover little-known stories of Virginia spirits, from a recently revived 19th-century julep recipe to an event that draws “women who whiskey.”
We’re talking all things social media, from the history of fake news to the harms of Facebook.
From the nurses who treated wounded men to the journalists who reported the casualties to the wives who fought for the return of POWs, stories of women’s experiences during the Vietnam War.
Women have been making headlines all over the country, running for office–and winning. We hear from some of the women who have won and talk about what it will take to get more women on the ballot.
This series and the educational resources below were made possible by a major grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. For more information about the …
Watch Steven Emmanuel’s film Making Peace with Vietnam, about Vietnam war veterans returning to Vietnam to do humanitarian work.