1919 is finally up!

Twenty one people were killed on Commercial Street in the North End when a tank of molasses ruptured and exploded. Boston Public Library via Wikimedia Commons.

So after some technical issues our latest episode is up! It may be the most important year in American history! Labor unrest, mail bombs, Anarchist plots, industrial accidents, mass deportations, rising racial tensions, and a government spying on its own citizens. The headlines from 1919 bear a striking resemblance to the present.  Prohibition began, women’s suffrage came one step closer to being a reality, and the nation was wracked with some of the worst racial violence since the Civil War. Join Hilary and Geoff for a discussion of the year that marked the end of the Progressive Era.

1919, the most important year in US history! New episode dropping tomorrow.

NY Tribune – June 4, 1919

Bombs, race riots, massive strikes were all prominent in 1919, but so was the ratification of one amendment, prohibition, and the conveyance of another, women’s suffrage to the states for ratification. This was a pivotal year for the nation; one marking the end of one era and the beginning of another. It serves as a litmus test for what a truly fractured society looks like. Join us for a deep dive into the year 1919!