The Virginia History Podcast covers the rich history that has made the Commonwealth what it is today. Events covered during this podcast will include - Colonial EraAmerican War for IndependencePre-Civil WarCivil WarReconstructionEarly ModernVirginia During the World's WarsCold War VirginiaContemporary VirginiaAlong the way, I will blog, mostly small notes, resources, and pictures to supplement the history at www.vahistorypodcast.com
In which Historic St. Luke's John Ericson discusses how religious wars impacted 17th Century Virginia's religious thought, and how that thought influenced the way America's Founding Fathers created religious freedom. This discussion is based upon Reverend Ericson's lecture "From Religious Wars to Religious Freedom."
In which Jon Kukla and I discuss 17th Century Virginia governmental and societal stability. This discussion is based off of Dr. Kukla's 1985 American Historical Review article "Order and Chaos in Early America: Political and Social Stability in Pre-Restoration Virginia", which challenged the then prevailing notion that 17th Century Virginia was chaotic and unstable.
In which the influence of Samuel Mathews, Sr. and William Claiborne is detailed more closely. Special attention is given to showing how their influence paved the way for Sir William Berkeley's timely arrival.
In which the Library of Virginia's Sandra Gioia Treadway tells us about 5 remarkable women - Cockacoeske, Anna Maria Lane, Elizabeth Van Lew, Caroline Putnam, and Mary Jackson, and how they impacted Virginia and beyond.
In which I interview Robert Russa Moton Museum Education Director Cainan Townsend for American Evolution: Virginia to America 1619-2019. Cainan discusses how a group of African-American high school students led a 1951 protest which had a major influence on Brown vs. Board of Education and the Civil Rights movement that soon followed.
In which the continued growth along the James River is outlined detailing the first ironworks, the first representative government, the first Thanksgiving, and other changes stemming from the newest plantations being founded in Virginia.
In which the Sea Venture castaways settled into Bermuda, but a series of mutinies threatened to derail their escape plans. Perhaps they would have wished they would have remained on Devil's Isle after they reached Jamestown in May 1610.
In which the third resupply mission sails away from England, endures 7 weeks of calm seas and disease before being tormented by a hurricane. The Sea Venture is then run aground at a frightening location.
In which, Newport returns, saves John Smith again, meets Powhatan, and returns to England. Then Smith explores the Chesapeake Bay region on two missions before returning to Jamestown to take control of the struggling colony on September 10, 1608 is recounted.
In which Christopher Newport returns to courtly intrigue, while spy games threaten to undermine the Virginia venture. Meanwhile, harsh summer conditions plague the Jamestown colonists, death claims half of the men, and chaos rules supreme. The time is right for a brash upstart to take control.
In which Christopher Newport explores Powhatan lands along what the English would name the James River, Jamestown is attacked by an Indian alliance, and James Fort had to be built, all before Newport decided to sail back to England on June 22, 1607.
The Virginia History Podcast covers the rich history that has made the Commonwealth what it is today. Events covered during this podcast will include -
American War for Independence
Virginia During the World's Wars
Cold War Virginia
Along the way, I will blog, mostly small notes, resources, and pictures to supplement the history at www.vahistorypodcast.com