This week at In The Past Lane, we take a new look at a familiar event - the American Revolution. Think you know this key chapter in American history? Think again. For as our special guest, historian Alan Taylor, argues in his new book, American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804, the … [Read more...]
Episode 017 American Revolutions with Alan Taylor & More
Episode 016 The History of Women Seeking the White House
This week, as the Democratic National Convention prepares to make history by nominating a woman for the presidency, In The Past Lane takes a close look at women who have sought the nation’s highest office. Here’s the lineup: 1) First, I bring you a short segment on a curious voting controversy that … [Read more...]
Episode 015 The History of the Republican Party – Convention Edition!
This week, in honor of the G.O.P. Convention, In The Past Lane explores the fascinating history of the Republican Party. I speak with historian Heather Cox Richardson, author of a superb history of the Republican party. She’ll take us on a fascinating journey through eras when the GOP was the party … [Read more...]
Episode 014 What The Declaration of Independence Declared (And Still Declares)
It's the Independence Day weekend edition of In The Past Lane! Happy July 4th to all! This week, we take a close look at the document at the heart of the July 4th celebration -- the Declaration of Independence. There's a lot more to this patriotic piece of parchment than you might think. Episode … [Read more...]
Episode 013 Why We Pledge Allegiance, Betsy Ross, & More
This week, in honor of the 100th anniversary of Flag Day, we take a look at several intriguing flag-related stories. Here’s the lineup: Why Do We Pledge Allegiance? Here’s the little-known story behind this revered American ritual and the fears that inspired it. Did you know the Pledge was … [Read more...]
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