History Sandwiched In

Madison In The Civil War - Ep. 595

Stuart Levitan, Historian and author of "Madison: The Illustrated Sesquicentennial History, Volume 1, 1856-1931," delves into the history of the Civil War and what it meant for Madison. Levitan focuses on the physical landscape of Madison, with photographs from the 1860s, as he explores the politics of the day.

An Ancient Settlement In Brown County - Ep. 589

Norm Meinholtz, an archaeologist with the Wisconsin Historical Society, shares recent discoveries at the Pamperin Park North site near Green Bay. The pre-contact settlement excavated in 2010 contains the remains of a pit house, cooking and refuge pits, and numerous artifacts suggesting the site was a winter homestead.

Civil War Memories and Mementos - Ep. 582

Leslie Bellais, Curator of the Wisconsin Historical Society, exhibits artifacts from the Civil War that have a Wisconsin connection. Discover the fascinating stories behind such souvenirs as Governor Lewis Harvey's knife, Vivandiere Eliza Wilson's dress jacket and a contraband collar taken off the neck of a runaway slave.

The Mississippi River in the Civil War - Ep.567

Hank Whipple, a retired attorney, shares his knowledge of the Union's plans during the Civil War for gaining control of the Mississippi and its connecting rivers and for the naval engagement on the Confederate Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.

Nativist Propaganda in American History - Ep. 553

Mike Jacobs, a professor at UW-Baraboo/Sauk Co., focuses on the propaganda employed by the nativist faction--xenophobes who believe any new Americans should resemble the macro-culture in appearance, customs and ambition. Jacobs demonstrates that fears have neither changed nor diminished over the course of American history.

Early Postcards of Madison - Ep. 513

David Sakrison, Author

David Sakrison shares the history and development of the city of Madison through a collection of historic postcards.

Badger Boneyards- The Eternal Rest of the Story - Ep. 509

Dennis McCann, Author

Author Dennis McCann talks about his interest in cemeteries and how visiting grave yards around the country lead to writing "Badger Boneyards," a book about cemeteries in Wisconsin.

Oral History in Wisconsin - Ep. 505

Troy Reeves, Oral History Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Troy Reeves discusses the meaning of oral history and its importance in the transfer of knowledge through generations, also touching specifically on its context in the state of Wisconsin.

H.H. Bennett and The Wisconsin Dells - Ep. 494

Dale Williams, Director, H.H. Bennett Studio.

Dale Williams introduces 19th century photographer Henry Hamilton Bennett. Bennett settled in Wisconsin Dells and was considered by many to be one of the best photographers during the golden age of landscape photography.

This Is The Home Of My Spirit - Ep. 488

Linda Waggoner, author

Linda Waggoner tells the life story of Angel DeCora, a prominent Winnebago artist, tracing her growth as an artist in the 1800s. She also explains the importance of her works in the context of other Winnebago art.

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