Was January 6, 2021 an aberration or was it part of a long history of political violence in the United States? Join Hilary and Geoff as they discuss the role political violence played in the nation’s founding, its presence in the Capitol Building prior to January 6, and its potentially cyclical nature. Along the way we’ll cover Tulsa 1920, the Oklahoma City Bombing of 1995, and the BLM movement.
We’re back! This week we return and we’re trying something a bit different. We are aiming at broader topics. Our goal is to make the podcast useful for parents who now find themselves in charge of their children’s education at home. Don’t get us wrong, we’ll continue to have the same level of historical discussion and debate you’ve grown used to, but we’ll wrap it all in larger chronological chunks.
This episode cover Reconstruction, the period from 1865-1877, we talk about constitutional amendments, the Freemen’s Bureau, the rise of the KKK, the introduction of Black Codes, and the labor situation in the South following the Civil War.