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Uncivil

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Rank #18 in History category

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America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.

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America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.

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3541 Ratings
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104

Please bring it back

By ol'honky - Mar 27 2020
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Amazing podcast!!! Educational and eye opening, they need to continue this podcast.

So great

By blackpanther1233445 - Nov 23 2019
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Love it so much history is so detailed love it!!!!

iTunes Ratings

3541 Ratings
Average Ratings
3156
179
55
47
104

Please bring it back

By ol'honky - Mar 27 2020
Read more
Amazing podcast!!! Educational and eye opening, they need to continue this podcast.

So great

By blackpanther1233445 - Nov 23 2019
Read more
Love it so much history is so detailed love it!!!!
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Uncivil

Latest release on Nov 09, 2018

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America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.

Rank #1: The Deed

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A 19th century promise, and a 21st century betrayal. The past and present of 40 acres and a mule.

For more Uncivil, visit our website: uncivil.show

Oct 11 2017

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Rank #2: The Takedown

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We sat down with Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times Magazine, Al Letson of Reveal, and Christy Coleman of the American Civil War Museum to talk about how they take down Civil War myths.

For more Uncivil, visit our website: uncivil.show

Oct 18 2017

38mins

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Rank #3: The Soldiers

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A woman discovers a secret that the government long tried to keep hidden: a secret about who exactly fought in the Civil War.

Nov 01 2017

26mins

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Rank #4: The Spin

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From the cemetery to the big screen, a 150 year old push to rewrite American history.

Nov 08 2017

31mins

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Rank #5: The Song

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We dig deep into the anthem of the Confederacy, and learn that almost everything we thought we knew about it... was wrong.

Nov 15 2017

31mins

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The Ring

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Two brilliant women—one black, one white—assemble a spy ring in the rebel capital of Richmond, Virginia that eventually attempts a ‘mission impossible’ inside the military planning rooms of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. 

Nov 09 2018

33mins

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The Fugitive

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A young woman, held by one of America’s founding slaveowners, bolts one day for a life of freedom that keeps her on the lam for the rest of her life, eventually touching upon the life of the most notorious slaveowner of the Civil War. 

Nov 09 2018

34mins

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Uncivil Presents: The Nod

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Hey, Uncivil listeners! This week we’re sharing a story from our friends at the The Nod, a podcast that tells the stories of Black life that don't get told anywhere else. We know you all will love this episode about a woman who broke away from a plantation in the South, where descendants of enslaved people and slave owners stayed together as family, long after the end of slavery.

To listen to part 2 of the story, Diary of a Mad Black Cousin, look for The Nod in your podcast feed, wherever you get them, or on their website, http://www.gimletmedia.com/the-nod.

Feb 07 2018

33mins

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The Portrait

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A listener voicemail sends us deep down the rabbit hole into one of the most toxic myths of the Confederacy.

Dec 27 2017

32mins

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The Assets

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Rachel Swarns of the New York Times joins us to discuss what she discovered when she followed the money trail of one of the nation's top financial institutions all the back to the 19th century.

Further reading:

You can read more of Rachel Swarns's reporting here, and check out her book, American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama. For further reading on slave insurance we recommend Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America by Sharon Ann Murphy.

Dec 20 2017

31mins

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The Sentence

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In 1640 three men attempted to escape indentured servitude. The outcome lay the foundation for the split in America that lead to Civil War.

Dec 13 2017

27mins

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The Paper

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A small shopkeeper in Philadelphia unwittingly stumbles into a con that helps take down the Confederacy.

Dec 06 2017

26mins

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The Song

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We dig deep into the anthem of the Confederacy, and learn that almost everything we thought we knew about it... was wrong.

Nov 15 2017

31mins

Play

The Spin

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From the cemetery to the big screen, a 150 year old push to rewrite American history.

Nov 08 2017

31mins

Play

The Soldiers

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A woman discovers a secret that the government long tried to keep hidden: a secret about who exactly fought in the Civil War.

Nov 01 2017

26mins

Play

The Takedown

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We sat down with Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times Magazine, Al Letson of Reveal, and Christy Coleman of the American Civil War Museum to talk about how they take down Civil War myths.

For more Uncivil, visit our website: uncivil.show

Oct 18 2017

38mins

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The Deed

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A 19th century promise, and a 21st century betrayal. The past and present of 40 acres and a mule.

For more Uncivil, visit our website: uncivil.show

Oct 11 2017

33mins

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The Raid

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A group of ex-farmers, a terrorist from Kansas, and a schoolteacher attempt the greatest covert operation of the Civil War.

Oct 04 2017

29mins

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Give Us a Call

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We want to hear from you! Do you have a family story from the Civil War? A myth you've seen on social media you want busted? Let us know! 

Call 347-395-5078 and leave us a voicemail with your name, story, and the best way to reach you.

Sep 20 2017

1min

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Coming Soon

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America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.

For early access, check out uncivil.show

Aug 24 2017

2mins

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iTunes Ratings

3541 Ratings
Average Ratings
3156
179
55
47
104

Please bring it back

By ol'honky - Mar 27 2020
Read more
Amazing podcast!!! Educational and eye opening, they need to continue this podcast.

So great

By blackpanther1233445 - Nov 23 2019
Read more
Love it so much history is so detailed love it!!!!