American Epistles

By American Epistles

… the story of our country, one letter at a time.

  1. 1.
    “The Chinese were in a pitiable condition …” (Chinese Immigration, Part 1)
    47:53
  2. 2.
    “We were all of us children of polygamous parents.” (Elinore Rupert, Part 13)
    30:16
  3. 3.
    “Your pork and beans must be out of a can.” (Elinore Rupert, Part 12)
    31:11
  4. 4.
    “…She gave him a dose of morphine and whiskey.” (Elinore Rupert, Part 11)
    39:31
  5. 5.
    “The old sorrow is not so keen now.” (Elinore Rupert, Part 10)
    17:33
  6. 6.
    “They told us the Indian ways were bad.” (US Indian Policy: Violence, Displacement, and Assimilation)
    58:54
  7. 7.
    “Horse-thieves and desperate men seemed too remote…” (Elinore Rupert, Part 9)
    28:33
  8. 8.
    “See that shack over yonder?” (Women Homesteaders)
    1:11:09
  1. 9.
    “… We were almost starved.” (Elinore Rupert, Part 8)
    21:40
  2. 10.
    “A very angry Aggie strode in.” (Elinore Rupert, Part 7)
    24:28
  3. 11.
    “The wind was shrieking, howling, and roaring.” (Elinore Rupert, Part 6)
    21:26
  4. 12.
    “The ‘rheumatiz’ would get all the money …” (Elinore Rupert, Part 5)
    22:40
  5. 13.
    “I had a confession to make …” (Elinore Rupert, Part 4)
    19:32
  6. 14.
    “I am making a wedding dress.” (Elinore Rupert, Part 3)
    21:49
  7. 15.
    “Such a snowstorm I never saw!” (Elinore Rupert, Part 2)
    33:44
  8. 16.
    “Everything is just lovely for me.” (Elinore Rupert, Part 1)
    18:55
  9. 17.
    “They’re going to bomb us!” (Mine Wars, Part 3)
    1:30:19
  10. 18.
    “They hit me and threw me down.” (Mine Wars, Part 2)
    1:14:55
  11. 19.
    “The worst of the explosion occurred in the No. 8 mine.” (Mine Wars, Part 1)
    49:16
  12. 20.
    “We lived with constant fear.” (Encore: Freedom Summer, Part 2)
    1:05:10
  13. 21.
    “We have to be shot down here like rabbits.” (Encore: The Great Migration, Part 1)
    49:44
  14. 22.
    “His Intelligence from the Enemy’s Camp were Industriously Collected…” (James Armistead Lafayette, Mini Episode)
    10:59
  15. 23.
    “The more I read, the more I fought against slavery.” (Slave Narratives and the Pursuit of Literacy, Part 3)
    1:11:14
  16. 24.
    “It was only by trickery that I learned to read.” (Slave Narratives and the Pursuit of Literacy, Part 2)
    51:05
  17. 25.
    “I would take my child and hide in the mountains.” (Slave Narratives and the Pursuit of Literacy, Part 1)
    1:11:08
  18. 26.
    “We are afraid to speak for our rights.” (Freedom Summer ’64, Part 2)
    1:03:07
  19. 27.
    “Mississippi is going to be hell this summer.” (Freedom Summer ’64, Part 1)
    1:07:14
  20. 28.
    “I was awakened … by the low roar of guns.” (Hello Girls, Mini Episode)
    14:01
  21. 29.
    “We fed them what we had.” (Women’s Welfare Work in WWI, Part 3)
    41:22
  22. 30.
    “Don’t drop them pies!” (Women’s Welfare Work in WWI, Part 2)
    47:42
  23. 31.
    “We washed the men and the floors.” (Women’s Welfare Work in WWI, Part 1)
    40:38
  24. 32.
    “My wound is all healed.” (The 372nd Infantry, Mini Episode)
    12:32
  25. 33.
    “I have the right not to vote.” (Women’s Suffrage, Mini Episode)
    16:57
  26. 34.
    “Our child cries for you.” (Loved Ones of Black Civil War Soldiers, Mini Episode)
    12:39
  27. 35.
    “Nothing here but money.” (The Great Migration, Part 3)
    55:54
  28. 36.
    “We will do any kind of work.” (The Great Migration, Part 2)
    50:04
  29. 37.
    “We have to be shot down here like rabbits.” (The Great Migration, Part 1)
    49:44
  30. 38.
    Welcome to American Epistles!
    8:13

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