Shays’s Rebellion and the Whiskey Rebellion are two conflicts during the Early Republic that you may have only heard of in passing. Today Hilary and Geoff discuss why they are events everyone should have some knowledge of. They were formative for the US Constitution, for subsequently reorganized state governments, relations between cities and rural spaces, class tensions, the memory of George Washington, and even the nature and meaning of the American Revolution itself.
This week Geoff and Hilary will be discussing two lesser known but critically important events in the Early Republic – The Whiskey Rebellion and Shays’s Rebellion. Come and learn how these two revolts fundamentally transformed the relationship between thew federal government and citizens!
So one of us really doesn’t like Halloween, but one of us loves it! While a discussion of the Salem Witchcraft Trials just feels seasonally correct for the end of October, this episode is about much more that witches. Join us as we delve into how historical analyses of events changes over time and how male and female historians have asked surprisingly different questions about historical events and actors.
It’s all about impeachment this week on An Incomplete History.
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Episode 01 on Spotify.