Join host Dr. Anthony Comegna on a series of libertarian explorations into the past.
What does the development of the bathtub have to do with how we think about history?
Everything you learn about why the world is this way was planted in your mind to promote a particular narrative of the world.
We overview Marxism and classical liberalism so we can get a very full picture of what produces change over time.
The larger society does not think, it does not reason, it does not decide anything.
Only individuals have ever acted, and for every action there was someone—or several someones—responsible.
An overview of the state of the world around 1400.
The costs of modernity tends to fall on those people who wield less physical and economic power.
Nature dissolves all human social constructions and class boundaries.
An interview Peter Linebaugh, Ph.D on his latest book The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day.
We shift from gold-hungry Virginia to pious Puritan New England, exploring the role of religious conflict in early colonial life.
Radical individualism reshaped minds across the Atlantic zone. More people than ever began to think, We don’t have to live this way.
Bacon’s Rebellion was a bizarre and violent event with few truly heroic figures on either side.
The Pequot War was devastating. Puritan armies destroyed Indian villages and all but exterminated the Pequots and the colonists seized native lands.
In the late 1600s, Puritans saw Satan behind every tree; the world still abounded with spirits endless signs of Satan’s battle against God.
In the 18th century, many Europeans entered the colonies as indentured servants. Conditions were improving, but autonomy was a rare commodity.
Neil Howe joins us to talk cycles, generations, and the myth-making business of history.
By the 1720s, the Americas’ radicals existed adrift at sea; stateless people who turned their very existence into an act of rebellion.