The Scopes Monkey Trial

In 1925 case, John Scopes was accused of teaching human evolution, illegal in a state-funded school. Prof. Darryl Hart discusses this and the legal parameters of religion in American public life

 

 

 

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How Did Presidents Treat Their Slaves?

Man Founding Fathers owned slaves despite promising to uphold the universal rights of men. But how many of the presidents actually had slaves and how did they treat them?

 

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The Timeliness of the Reformation

Secularism, radical Islam, and nationalism are all media buzzwords today. But 500 years ago they were at the epicenter of a Europe’s biggest political convulsion: The Reformation

 

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How Did You Call the Police Before Telephones?

Dialing 9-1-1 is a new innovation, but the need for emergency services goes back to the earliest settlements. How did a pre-modern civilization call for help without phones?

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History on the Net: From Ancient Mesopotamia to the Cold War

History on the Net features articles and podcast episodes on everything from Ancient Near East civilizations to 20th century global warfare. Topics covered include military history, diplomacy, everyday life, biographies, and schematics of fortifications—whether you’re looking for a medieval castle or World War I trench.

We also host the History Unplugged Podcast, the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing history experts and answering questions from its audience. First it features long-form interviews with best-selling authors who have written about everything from World War II generals who flew with airmen on bombing raids to presidents who gave their best speeches while drunk. Second, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with 4 wives and 12 concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?).

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