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  • 00:40

    Abolitionists, Thaddeus Stevens-from Spielberg's Lincoln

    in Education

    Actor, Steven Anderson is The Great Abolitionist, Thaddeus Stevens!
    Join The Gist of Freedom as host, Preston Washington welcomes re-enactor, Steven Anderson back to The Gist of Freedom as he protrays Thaddeus Stevens. 
    Stevens is portrayal is very interesting- in the movie Lincoln as having a black mistress. Historian Steven Anderson will discuss the accuracy of this depiction. Thaddeus served for several years in the Pennsylvania state legislature  in 1848 as an antislavery Whig. He opposed the fugitive slave law and the Compromise of 1850. In 1856, Stevens was reelected to Congress as a member of the new antislavery Republican party, and soon wielded great power as the chair of the important House Ways and Means Committee. As a passionate believer in the principles of Radical Republicanism, the "Great Commoner," as he was known, pushed for emancipation and black suffrage.
     
    Stevens an early and vehement critic of President Andrew Johnson’s Reconstruction policy eventually became a leader in the effort to impeach the president. An advocate of treating Southern states during Reconstruction as "conquered provinces," Stevens encouraged strong, sweeping action by the federal government to destroy white supremacy in the South. He hoped to use the Fourteenth Amendment to confiscate plantations and redistribute the land to former slaves. He was a member of Congress’ joint committee on Reconstruction, but it was dominated by moderates. During Johnson’s impeachment trial, Stevens was so ill that he had to be carried into the Senate chamber and died in Washington, D. C., less than three months after the President’s acquittal.

  • 00:31

    Causes of the American Civil War part 2

    in History

    On January 8th we spoke with General Rowley of the Tenth Michigan Infantry Civil War Reenactors about the Causes of the Civil War. We continue that conversation in this episode. Please listen to our Archived episodes if you missed it.
    tenthmichiganinfantry.com
    tenthmich@yahoo.com

  • 00:31

    Brig. General Thos. A Rowley/ the 1st Day of Gettysburg

    in Education

    Civil War Reenactor Radio presents:  
    The First Day at Gettysburg with
     
    Brig. General Thos. A. Rowley
     
    Join us on March 18, 2012 at 3pm eastern as we take you back in time to the year 1863 with Union General. Thomas A. Rowley and his perspective of the first day of the battle of Gettysburg. 
     
    tenthmichiganinfantry.com or tenthmich@yahoo.com

  • 00:13

    Heritage Weekend

    in Entertainment

    This is the fourth annual Heritage Weekend! Thank you for checking into this weekend of a historic journey through time. We hope you find this year's event educational and fun.

    Please feel free to interact with our reenactors. They are passionate individuals who are at the event voluntarily, and are looking forward to visiting with you and answering your questions.

    Along with our reenactor camps, make sure to stop by and view the collection of antique fire trucks and cars, organized by the Lisbon Fire Department.

    Support your local non-profits by purchasing food and beverages from the Lisbon Fire Department Auxiliary and the Sussex Volunteer Organization for Women.

    Take a journey through history by visiting reenactors from a variety of time periods:

    Experience a school atmosphere from 1836
    Listen to the tales of the Gypsies while viewing their traveling wagon
    View a weapons demonstration from the Elizabethan Renaissance era
    Visit with officers from World War II at their command post
    Listen to Mary Todd Lincoln as she shares her life story
    Stop by and see antique fire engines and cars from varying time periods
    Enjoy games for adults and children of all ages.

    Over 50 reenactors and more than 25 camps will be on-site representing their historic time period with demonstrations, games, and other sights and sounds for an exciting historic adventure you won't forget.

    Enjoy lunch in an old-fashioned picnic-setting!

    Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Corn, Kettle Chips, Watermelon, Sno-Cones, and more

    Heritage Weekend is a free event and everyone is welcome

  • 00:30

    PYRATES FOR PEACE

    in Lifestyle

    PYRATES FOR PEACE!! HOST : SEIKA GROVES
    Once a month Seika will Interview fellow Pyrate reenactors, actors, artisans etc.. and discuss how using the Pyrate Persona can bring something new to the table and what efforts are being made to raise awareness and bring about a change for the better in their communities.
    Their motto "Take What You Can...Give Something Back" is truly something they aspire to. Please visit their website for more information, http://nolapyrateweek.com

    This month's segment will introduce the Host Seika Groves aka QM Seika Hellbound and her partner Edd Scorpio aka Capt.John Swallow. They will discuss how they became involved in charity work, their ideas on Making a Difference and how they are urging people in their Pyrate Community to bring about positive change. This segment is in conjunction with Planting Seeds & The Kind Foundation ~PEACE IN OUR LIFETIME~

  • 00:45

    Introducing SEIKA our New Host on PYRATES for PEACE!

    in Lifestyle

    Lynne Hazelden talks to Seika about this fantastic new show on Planting Seeds for PEACE Radio she will host PYRATES for PEACE!! How cool is that?? PYRATES FOR PEACE!! All is not what it seems m'hearties check out these BIG hearted rebels! INFO~ HOST : SEIKA GROVES Once a month Seika will Interview fellow Pyrate reenactors, actors, artisans etc.. and discuss how using the Pyrate Persona can bring something new to the table and what efforts are being made to raise awareness and bring about a change for the better in their communities. Their motto "Take What You Can...Give Something Back" is truly something they aspire to. Please visit their website for more information, http://nolapyrateweek.com This month's segment will introduce the Host Seika Groves aka QM Seika Hellbound and her partner Edd Scorpio aka Capt.John Swallow. They will discuss how they became involved in charity work, their ideas on Making a Difference and how they are urging people in their Pyrate Community to bring about positive change. This segment is in conjunction with Planting Seeds & The Kind Foundation ~PEACE IN OUR LIFETIME~

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