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The Filibuster: William Walker, pt. 1

11/20/2018
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In the 1850’s, a Tennessean created a mercenary army, led them into central America, and declared himself president of a foreign nation. He did this TWICE before becoming a martyr to the Confederate cause in the months before secession. His name was William Walker. This week on "TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust," join hosts and historical enthusiasts Brad and Sarah as they discuss the life of "The Filibuster" William Walker. If you'd like to support the podcast,...

Duration:00:17:23

Runaways, Coffles and Fancy Girls: A History of Slavery in Tennessee

11/6/2018
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This week on "TENN in 20," join hosts and historical enthusiasts Brad and Sarah as they interview historian Bill Lee, author of the book Runaways, Coffles and Fancy Girls: A History of Slavery in Tennessee. If you would like to support this podcast and add some cool items to your library or wardrobe, head over to our online store! Pick up a copy of Bill's new book and one of our new "TENN in 20" t-shirts. Check it out: store.boft.org

Duration:01:44:26

An Evolving Legacy: General John Bell Hood, pt. 3

10/23/2018
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At the end of his life, General John Bell Hood was regarded by most as a well-respected soldier who had risked life and limb for his country. He was so beloved by the men in his Texas Brigade that they raised thousands of dollars to care for his orphans, and it was his legacy as a battle commander that led to Fort Hood being named after him in the 1940's. But decades after his death, allegations and rumors were spread about Hood's competency as a commanding officer. Were Hood's failings as...

Duration:01:16:49

He Played Hell in Tennessee: General John Bell Hood, pt. 2

10/9/2018
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When General John Bell Hood took command of the Army of Tennessee on July 17, 1864, he was tasked with saving Atlanta from falling into the hands of General William T. Sherman. Hood was only 33 years old, and would be facing two of his former West Point classmates and one of his former instructors. This week on "TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust," join hosts and historical enthusiasts Brad and Sarah as they discuss the life of General John Bell Hood! This is the...

Duration:00:33:13

The Gallant Hood of Texas: General John Bell Hood, pt. 1

9/25/2018
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John Bell Hood was a Confederate soldier who was known as an aggressive and effective brigade and division commander, and became the youngest person to attain the rank of full general in the Confederate Army. He is also one of the most misunderstood figures from the Civil War. This week on "TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust," join hosts and historical enthusiasts Brad and Sarah as they discuss the life of General John Bell Hood! This is the first part in a three...

Duration:01:41:59

Tennessee Trivia Showdown: BONUS EPISODE!

9/18/2018
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Can you name all three presidents who called Tennessee home? What is the Tennessee state animal? How about how many cities have been Tennessee's state capital? Learn the answers to these questions in the first ever Tennessee Trivia Showdown! This is a BONUS episode of "TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust"! Come back every other Tuesday for our regularly scheduled Tennessee history content. If you enjoyed this episode, feel free to reach out by sending an email to:...

Duration:01:08:48

Bootlegger's Bash: Moonshine and Prohibition in Tennessee

9/11/2018
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In 1909, Tennessee became one of the first states to vote to prohibit the sale and manufacture of alcoholic beverages. But this does not mean that the production of alcohol ceased. In fact, during the years of prohibition, Tennessee became known for moonshine: high-proof distilled spirits produced without government authorization. This week on "TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust," join hosts and historical enthusiasts Brad and Sarah, along with special guest Heath...

Duration:00:28:24

So Hard To Die: The Life of Meriwether Lewis, pt. 2

8/28/2018
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Meriwether Lewis was an American explorer and politician. He was most notable for the Lewis and Clark expedition, which explored much of the Pacific Northwest and helped to spread American Democracy to the westernmost portions of the United States. This week on TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust, join hosts and historical enthusiasts Brad and Sarah, along with special guest Derek, as they discuss how Lewis met his tragic and mysterious demise in Tennessee. Make...

Duration:01:33:37

Rockstar Explorer: The Life of Meriwether Lewis, pt. 1

8/28/2018
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Meriwether Lewis was an American explorer and politician. He was most notable for the Lewis and Clark expedition, which explored much of the Pacific Northwest and helped to spread American Democracy to the westernmost portions of the United States. This week on TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust, join hosts and historical enthusiasts Brad and Sarah, along with special guest Derek, as they discuss the life of Meriwether Lewis. Make sure to check out part two of this...

Duration:00:33:13

Fighting To Be Free: Enslaved Tennesseans Who Fought in the Civil War

8/14/2018
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Roughly three hundred enslaved men from Williamson County, TN fought for the United States in the Civil War, yet until recently very little was known about them. Now, a project is being undertaken to commemorate these men. This week on "TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust," join hosts and historical enthusiasts Brad and Sarah, along with special guest Tina Jones, as they discuss the stories of these individuals who fought for their freedom and their country. To...

Duration:00:21:26

All About Who You Know: The Life of Randal McGavock

7/31/2018
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He went to college with Chief Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney. His wife was related to Senator John C. Calhoun and Attorney General Felix Grundy. His daughter married William Giles Harding, owner of the Belle Meade Plantation. His son was an aide to James K. Polk. And he was good friends with Andrew Jackson. This week on "TENN in 20," join hosts and historical enthusiasts Brad and Sarah as the discuss the life and legacy of Randal McGavock, a man who exemplifies the importance of who...

Duration:00:31:35

BOFT Lecture Series: The Past and Future of Our Civil War

7/27/2018
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Episode two of our ongoing BOFT Lecture Series! Join guest speakers Pastor Hewitt Sawyers and Tennessee State Historian Dr. Carroll Van West in a discussion entitled "The Past and Future of Our Civil War." This is a BONUS EPISODE! Brad and Sarah will be back on Tuesday, July 31. We have a SPECIAL OFFER for our podcast listeners! Head over to our online store at store.boft.org and stock up on BOFT apparel, housewares, and (most importantly for our fellow historical enthusiasts) BOOKS!...

Duration:02:16:49

Who Was J. PERCY PRIEST?: Reporter, Representative, Reservoir

7/17/2018
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If you live in Middle Tennessee, there is a good chance you've heard the name J. Percy Priest. Nowadays, his name is most commonly associated with the dam and lake system that are named after him. But who was the REAL J. Percy Priest? This week on "TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust," join hosts and historical enthusiast Brad and Sarah as they discuss the life of Percy Priest the man, the creation of Percy Priest the lake, and go on a quest to find the lost village...

Duration:00:39:34

Mint Julep: Captain Tod Carter and the Battle of Franklin

7/3/2018
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If you have ever visited the Carter House, an historic site in Franklin, TN, then you almost certainly have heard the story of Captain Tod Carter. As a young man, Tod fought for the Confederacy in the 20th Tennessee regiment. On the night of November 30, 1864, during the Battle of Franklin, Tod participated in some of the most intense combat of the entire Civil War, which just so happened to take place in the yard of his childhood home. But is there more to Tod's story? Join hosts and...

Duration:00:31:18

Brownlow, Can You Go?: The Most Hated Man in Tennessee History

6/19/2018
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In the 1980's, a group of historians ranked all Tennessee governors in a list from best to worst. William Gannaway Brownlow came in dead last. Some say you can still see tobacco stains on his portrait from where passersby chose to pay him their respects... But does he really deserve such treatment? This week on "TENN in 20," join hosts and historical enthusiasts Brad and Sarah as they discuss the life and impact of Governor William Brownlow, aka the Fighting Parson. If you would like to...

Duration:00:16:57

BOFT Lecture Series: The United States Constitution and Confederate Memory

6/14/2018
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Introducing episode one of our BOFT Lecture Series! Join historian and BOFT CEO Eric A. Jacobson as he speaks on the 14th Amendment as well as the creation of the Confederate Cemetery at Carnton, both of which unfolded simultaneously and symbolized America’s struggle to make sense of and move beyond the Civil War. This is a BONUS EPISODE! Brad and Sarah will be back on Tuesday, June 18. We have a SPECIAL OFFER for our podcast listeners! Head over to our online store at store.boft.org and...

Duration:00:57:47

Leaving Home: The Trail of Tears in Tennessee

6/7/2018
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Re-uploaded 6/7/18 (Originally released 6/5/18) When it comes to the Trail of Tears, the name that comes to mind for most historical enthusiasts is Andrew Jackson. But Native American removal as a United Sates policy began before Jackson's presidency, and continued for years after. This week on "TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust," join host and historical enthusiasts Brad and Sarah, along with special guest Grace, as they discuss the impact of the Trail of Tears...

Duration:00:25:36

War of the Roses in NASHVILLE?: Women's Suffrage and the 19th Amendment

5/22/2018
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Less than one hundred years ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified, granting women the right to vote in the United States. This was the culmination of a generations long struggle, and it all came down to a showdown in Nashville, TN, referred to the in the newspapers as the "War of the Roses." This week on TENN in 20, join hosts and historical enthusiasts Brad and Sarah as they discuss the Women's Suffrage movement in the United States.

Duration:00:23:19

Who Was DEMONBREUN?: French Lick, Fur Trading, and the Founding of Nashville

5/8/2018
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Most of us who live in middle Tennessee are familiar with Demonbreun Street, which today runs though some of the hippest areas of downtown Nashville. We are also aware of how difficult it is for out-of-towners to pronounce. Denumbreun? Denimbruen? Demonbrain? This week on "TENN in 20," join hosts and historical enthusiasts Brad and Sarah as they discuss the founding of Nashville through the life story of the city's "First Citizen," Timothy Demonbreun.

Duration:00:17:27

Don't Be SHY: Grave Robbery, Forensic Science, and the Body Farm

4/24/2018
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Christmas Eve, 1977. A grave is found in Franklin, TN that shows evidence of being recently vandalized. Could it be a simple grave robbery? Or possibly something much more sinister... This week on TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust, join hosts and historical enthusiasts Brad and Sarah as they discuss the strange case of Col. William Shy, a Confederate officer who was killed in the Battle Of Nashville on what is known today as Shy's Hill.

Duration:00:27:09