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Uncivil

Gimlet Media

America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.

America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.
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Location:

United States

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Gimlet Media

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America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Portrait

12/27/2017
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A listener voicemail sends us deep down the rabbit hole into one of the most toxic myths of the Confederacy.

Duration: 00:32:16


The Assets

12/13/2017
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Rachel Swarns of the New York Times joins us to discuss what she discovered when she followed the money trail of one of the nation's top financial institutions all the back to the 19th century. Further reading: You can read more of Rachel Swarns's reporting here, and check out her book, American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama. For further reading on slave insurance we recommend Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America by...

Duration: 00:30:54


The Sentence

12/6/2017
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In 1640 three men attempted to escape indentured servitude. The outcome lay the foundation for the split in America that lead to Civil War.

Duration: 00:26:09


The Paper

11/29/2017
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A small shopkeeper in Philadelphia unwittingly stumbles into a con that helps take down the Confederacy.

Duration: 00:20:47


The Song

11/8/2017
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We dig deep into the anthem of the Confederacy, and learn that almost everything we thought we knew about it... was wrong.

Duration: 00:28:30


The Spin

10/31/2017
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From the cemetery to the big screen, a 150 year old push to rewrite American history.

Duration: 00:30:27


The Soldiers

10/25/2017
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A woman discovers a secret that the government long tried to keep hidden: a secret about who exactly fought in the Civil War.

Duration: 00:25:11


The Deed

10/4/2017
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A 19th century promise, and a 21st century betrayal. The past and present of 40 acres and a mule.

Duration: 00:31:15


The Raid

9/27/2017
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A group of ex-farmers, a terrorist from Kansas, and a schoolteacher attempt the greatest covert operation of the Civil War.

Duration: 00:26:06


Coming Soon

8/24/2017
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America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to...

Duration: 00:02:14