Apr 29, 2016
This week at the In The Past Lane history podcast, we take up some timely questions: Who was Harriet Tubman and why did the U.S. Treasury Dept. choose her as the first woman to appear on the $20 bill? And why has President Andrew Jackson been demoted to the backside of the bill? Along the way, we’ll speak with the...
Apr 15, 2016
This week at In The Past Lane, in honor (if that's the right
word) of Tax Day, we take a close look at the history of the
fraught relationship between Americans and their taxes. This
episode features three segments:
1) an interview with historian William Hogeland about his terrific book on one of the biggest tax revolts...
Apr 3, 2016
This week In The Past Lane looks into the little known and yet
hugely significant development of the ice and refrigeration
industries in US history.
1) first we tell the story of Frederick Tudor, the "Ice King," who single-handedly invented the ice industry way back in 1806. This development radically redefined the...