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The United States has been shaped time and again by large migrations of its population. These are the stories of America in motion.

The United States has been shaped time and again by large migrations of its population. These are the stories of America in motion.
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The United States has been shaped time and again by large migrations of its population. These are the stories of America in motion.

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S1E15 - The Yankee Diaspora: "Keystone of Perpetuity"

4/7/2017
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Brian & Lyman balance out last episode's discussion of "Little Egypt" with a look at the early settlement of Chicago. Appropriately, the Windy City, even before its founding, was seen as a sort of balance to southern Illinois. Listen for talk of voter fraud, onions, civil unrest, beer, nativism, and a tease of a forthcoming James Wilkinson story. Facebook: facebook.com/migrationpodcast Twitter: @migrationcast Email: migrationpodcast@gmail.com Lyman's blog post can be found here. Full...

Duration: 02:01:41


S1E14 - The Yankee Diaspora: Land Before Lincoln

1/7/2017
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Illinois's early history in the United States is one without the typical urban touchstone of Chicago. In this episode, Brian & Lyman discusses downstate Illinois, "Little Egypt," and the politically volatile mixing of Yankees and Upland Southerners that lead to yet another interesting clash over the fate of slavery in the Northwest Territory. And yes, we know, Illinois's Cairo is pronounced "KAY-ro" or "CARE-o", but we opted to use the classic Egyptian pronunciation. We wanted to make...

Duration: 01:19:01


S1E13 - The Yankee Diaspora: Vandals of the Midwest

12/5/2016
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Brian & Lyman continue discussing the early settlement of Indiana by a curious mix of yankees and southerners. In this episode, learn about Indiana's unfortunate history with infrastructure projects, how Indiana narrowly avoided becoming a slave state, and how Indiana could have had a significantly more awesome name. Oh, and I believe we're done with the incessant Hoosier slander. For now.

Duration: 00:47:21


S1E12 - The Yankee Diaspora: The South Goes North

11/10/2016
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We're back! Brian & Lyman go where no Kentuckians dare venture alone: Indiana. Where did Hoosiers come from, and what traits have historically characterized them? Learn about Hoosier demography, Native American land-sale treaties, and Brian's short rant on America's Ninth President! We (Brian) apologize (a little) for the largely-unearned yet liberally-applied Indiana-bashing. So, Hoosiers, feel free to write us with your jokes about our fine commonwealth to your south. Bring it...

Duration: 00:39:32


S1E11 - The Yankee Diaspora: The North-Mid-Old-West

9/13/2016
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Beginning in the late 1780s, Yankees really start breaking into relatively new lands. West of the original 13 states and north of the Ohio River laid the newly-established Northwest Territory, consisting basically of every western state that touches a Great Lake. Up first on this trek: Ohio P.S. Ruth clearly thinks that nothing burned down in this episode. Can any eagle-eared listeners prove her wrong?

Duration: 00:36:03


S1E10 - The Yankee Diaspora: Battle of the Waterspouts

8/19/2016
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It's time to settle the Midwest! But first, a return to Brian's favorite characters: the sleigh-riding Yankees of upstate New York! Brian & Lyman discuss Albany, NY and the culture clash that occurred when New Englanders arrived in the prominently Dutch town. Also, hear about how religious fervor and urban fire changed the local culture.

Duration: 00:37:58


Season 1, Episode 9 - Enslaved Migration Recap

8/3/2016
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Having now covered roughly 200 years of enslaved migration in the United States, Brian & Lyman ask each other what it all means. In what ways does the modern U.S. reflect this troubled past? What effect has enslaved migration had on America's sense of self? How did a misguided attempt at helping freed American slaves leave a lasting impression on a totally different continent? Is the lesson to be learned from the horrors of slavery that America is evil? Or is there perhaps a sliver of hope...

Duration: 00:36:48


Season 1, Episode 8 - Enslaved Migration, Part Five

7/15/2016
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Free at last! In this episode, Brian & Lyman discuss the final push of slavery into Texas and the American West, Bleeding Kansas, and the moment we've all been waiting for: emancipation. Also, listen to the end for a little-known story about the true end of slavery in the United States (Hint: It's significantly after 1865).

Duration: 00:59:32


Season 1, Episode 7 - Enslaved Migration, Part Four

6/17/2016
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In this continuation of a series on slavery and migration, Brian & Lyman discuss the massive expansion of American slavery, in terms of both geography and sheer numbers. Topics include the Louisiana Purchase, the Adams-Onis Treaty, the Missouri Compromise, and the Trail of Tears.

Duration: 00:36:34


Season 1, Episode 5a: A Brief Apology for our Recent Silence

5/17/2016
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We will return as soon as the schoolchildren have been sufficiently graded.

Duration: 00:02:02


Season 1, Episode 1 - The Birth of Bourbon, Part One

3/28/2016
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In this first full episode of Migration Nation, Brian & Lyman explore some of the first major population shifts in the new American republic. In these early years, folks traversed the Appalachian Mountains into the western frontier. Listen as we follow these migrations to tell the origin story of a most distinctly American product.

Duration: 00:52:07


Episode 0 - Welcome to Migration Nation

3/24/2016
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In this inaugural episode, Brian & Lyman introduce Migration Nation, a new podcast about the history of American migration. Meet your hosts and learn a little about the adventure(s) to come as the series gets underway.

Duration: 00:20:07