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The Execution of William Crawford and the Gnadenhutten Massacre
Heading back to early America for this episode, we explore anti-Indian propaganda from the 1780s. The execution of...
Heading back to early America for this episode, we explore anti-Indian propaganda from the 1780s. In 1782 Colonel William Crawford led a military expedition into the Ohio Valley. His campaign was defeated by the people he had come to attack and the Colonel was taken into captivity, tortured, and executed. The gruesome details of Crawford's death were published in an account written by eyewitness John Knight in a volume published by noted Indian hater Hugh Henry Brackenridge. The resultant document is a potent piece of anti-Indian propaganda that is needs to be understood in the troubling context of the time which produced it.
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American History and Culture Through the Lens of Those Who Lived It
This podcast explores American culture and history. It pays close attention to issues related to race, gender, class, and creativity, exploring how these forces interacted with one another and how they have helped to shape American history. This podcast explores themes rather than a chronological narrative, analyzing history through the lens of the artist; of the people who lived it; and the people who expressed it. This podcast features lectures, discussions, primary sources, and documentaries which study the social and cultural forces that have shaped America from the colonial period to the present day.

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