Episodes

Sept. 19, 2020

Witchcraft in Massachusetts - The Salem Witch Trials

This week - by special request from a listener - I take a deep dive into the most infamous witch hunt in United States history - the Salem Witch Trials. I talk about how the accusations started, how the hysteria spread and on...

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Sept. 12, 2020

The Bacon Rebellion

This week I am talking about the Bacon Rebellion. Nathaniel Bacon, a Virginia planter focused on unlimited expansion, would go on to lead the first popular revolt in the colonies. The rebellion itself was short, but in this e...

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Sept. 5, 2020

Women in Activism - Mary Dyer & the Boston Martyrs

This week I am talking about Mary Dyer - one of the first activists in colonial America. I will talk about who Dyer was, why she is infamous and what the Boston Martyrs were. Enjoy your cup of coffee with a side of history. S...

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Aug. 29, 2020

John Punch & the Emergence of Slavery

This week, I talk about the emergence of slavery in the new colonies. I review the transition of desired labor from indentured servants to slave labor and a how court case and early laws helped codify chattel slavery into the...

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Aug. 22, 2020

Colonies, Colonies - But Not Plymouth

This week I tackle the first attempts at English colonization in the new world including the mysteries surrounding Roanoke and the beginnings of Jamestown. I also touch on a few key players made famous like John Smith and Po...

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Aug. 15, 2020

1492? Says Who?

Welcome to Civics and Coffee! In my premiere episode, I talk about the "beginnings" of America as it is commonly taught in school - including the discovery of North America, the indigenous people who were here before European...

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Aug. 10, 2020

Civics & Coffee - An Introduction

This episode is all about what Civics and Coffee is and what you can expect when you subscribe. If you want to leave suggestions for future episodes, leave a comment or email me at civicscoffeepod@gmail.com

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