90. The War Of 1812 (Part 2)

In this episode we pick up as the war begins, following its explosive start and rather lukewarm middle until the British finally finish with Napoleon in Europe and turn their attention to the Americans. Colin Oliver returns as guest.     Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Priit Parkson, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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89. The War Of 1812 (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss North American history between 1763 and 1812 as a background to this conflict, as well as the specific grievances the United States held against Britain that led to their declaration of war on the British colonies of Canada. Colin Oliver returns as guest.     Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Priit Parkson, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the […]

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Notes: Episode 54, Mormonism (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   4:03 – The Louisiana Purchase territory wasn’t all unorganized by the time frame we’re talking about here. Some of it was, but other states were a territorial version of the state they would eventually become, and still others had been accepted into the union. Because of […]

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54. Mormonism (Part 2)

In this episode we follow Joseph Smith and the early LDS church from their origins in Ohio through a number of states until finally settling, after their founder’s death, in what would become Utah. We also cover the immense legal and moral battle with the federal government over the issue of polygamy. Gary Hallman returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 53, Mormonism (Part 1)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   7:25 – The accurate line that’s relevant here is Mark 16:17-18. In recognition of the Mormon preference to the King James Version of the Bible, this reads: “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out evils; they shall speak […]

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53. Mormonism (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss some of the basic tenets of Mormonism, including its links to American exceptionalism, as well as the founding of the church by Joseph Smith. Gary Hallman returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 8, American Expansion (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   6:32 – Bolívar led more than just his namesake country of Bolivia to independence; he was also instrumental to the independence movements of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. It really is a tragedy that he’s not better known, as few military and political leaders have had […]

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8. American Expansion (Part 2)

In this episode, we discuss the further expansion of the United States into the formerly Spanish territories of Texas and California, as well as their involvement in the Spanish-American War and the political crises caused by its effects. Paul McGeown returns as guest.

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