Then Again

E119 Latin America Part 1: The Haitian Revolution

with Dr. Tamara Spike

Latin America makes up nearly two-thirds of the New World, but (unfortunately) many folks in the United States are unfamiliar with its history.  In this first episode of a three-part series, Glen talks with Dr. Tamara Spike to discuss the Haitian Revolution, its place in a complex set of world events, and how it affected not just Latin America but the United States and all of world history.

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E118 Segregation in the New South

with Dr. Chris Caplinger

Segregation and its role in America, especially the American South, after the civil war is complicated and complex. Segregation was present in schools, churches, housing, and transportation. It was a part of daily life, but perhaps many do not understand the nuances and complexities that accompanied it. In this podcast, Marie speaks to Dr. Chris Caplinger, Assistant Professor of History at Georgia Southern University, about segregation in the New South from 1860-1914.

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E117 Egyptomania: America's Fascination with Egypt

with Jess Brazinski

Ancient Egypt shows up in our daily lives, maybe without us even realizing it. From the Washington Monument, to the Silent Film Era in Hollywood, to The Bangles' smash hit 'Walk Like an Egyptian,' it seems like American culture has always been fascinated with ancient Egypt, but there were two large historical events that really brought Ancient Egypt to the forefront of American popular culture and ingrained aspects of it into daily life which will be discussed in this podcast by Marie Bartlett and Jess Brazinski, master's candidate at the University of North Georgia.

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E116 Saving the Oldest Standing Synagogue in Georgia

with Jack Weinstein

In this podcast, Marie interviews Jack Weinstein, the president of the board for the Augusta Jewish Museum, about how the oldest standing Synagogue in Georgia was saved from demolition and is being turned into the Augusta Jewish Museum. If you would like to learn more about this museum and tour their virtual exhibits you can do so here:

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E115 Victorian Seances

with Lesley Jones

In our latest episode of Then Again, Marie interviews Lesley Jones, the Collections and Archives Manager of the Northeast Georgia History Center, about séances. More specifically, Victorian seances in late 1800s London, which is the focus of Lesley's recent Master's thesis titled Home is Where the Haunt is: The Cultural History of the Domestic Séance in Victorian London. Generally, when we think of seances our mind sends us to spooky corners, filled with evil spirits. But Lesley is here to offer a different perspective, that of the Victorian age, where people sought to communicate with loved ones who had passed.

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E114 Woodrow Wilson's GA Connections

With Erick Montgomery

When most people think about Presidents and GA, they think of Jimmy Carter or FDR and the Little White House, but most people would not think of President Woodrow Wilson even though he grew up in Augusta, GA! The man who would become the 28th President of the United States was raised in Augusta, GA from age 14 months to 14 years old, throughout the tumultuous time of the civil war and reconstruction. In this podcast, Marie Bartlett speaks with the Director of Historic Augusta Inc. Erick Montgomery about the Boyhood Home of Woodrow Wilson, how growing up in the South influenced Wilson, and some of his other GA connections you probably didn't know. If you are interested in learning more about this topic check out Erick Montgomery's book, Thomas Woodrow Wilson: Family Ties and Southern Connections.

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E113 Suffrage and the South

Dr. Katherine Rohrer

When we learn about the Women's Suffrage moment in the United States, the big events are generally focused on the Northeast and Western regions. But what was happening in the southern states like Georgia? Marie Bartlett speaks with Dr. Katherine Rohrer of the University of North Georgia on this fascinating and complicated topic.

Dr. Katherine Rohrer's areas of expertise include the 19th and 20th century U.S. South, race relations, women's history, and religion, all of which collide in the pro and anti-suffrage movements in the South.

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E112 Major Ridge and the Cherokee

with Heather Shores

In this episode, Glen talks with Heather Shores, Executive Director of the Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home to learn about one of the most important, and most undeservedly maligned Cherokee in history, Major Ridge.  Warrior, businessman, diplomat, and Councilman, Ridge was at the center of tribal life and politics for decades and played a leading role in the Treaty of New Echota... a role that led to his assassination.

Visit the Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home website to learn more!

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E111 Flannery O'Connor

with Dr. Jordan Cofer

In this episode, Marie Bartlett interviews Dr. Joran Cofer about the life, work, and times of one of Georgia's greatest writers, Flannery O'Connor. Dr. Jordan Cofer is the Associate Provost for Transformative Learning Experiences at the Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, the town that O'Conner called home for much of her life. O'Connor was not a prolific writer during her short life; she only published two novels and two collections of short stories, but her legacy has been an enduring one as the themes she tackled in her stories intrigue scholars and draw the interest of an international audience to this day. Dr. Cofer plugs the Andalusia Institute in the podcast: Here is the description from their website: The Andalusia Institute, the public arts and humanities center of Georgia College, supports Flannery O’Connor scholarship, nourishes writing and the creative arts, and engages community members with the arts and humanities.

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E110 The Bond Girl

with Dr. Phillip Guerty

The "Bond Girl" has been an archetype, showing up in every James Bond novel and movie in the franchise's almost 70 years of history. In the 1950s and 1960s, these women fit a certain stereotype, they were the love interests of Bond and had names such as Pussy Galore or Holly Goodhead, reflecting the sexual revolution taking place at the time. But as time goes on and the feminist movement picks up steam, the "Bond Girl" role begins to change. In this podcast, Marie speaks with Dr. Phillip Guerty, Associate Professor of History at the University of North Georgia and lifelong Bond fan, about what the "Bond Girls" can tell us about the sexual revolution and the feminist movement in the late 20th century.

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