[Preview] May 25, 2021 – The Red Ark – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 377

Full episode on Patreon: Bill and Rachel discuss the Red Ark (or Soviet Ark) deportations of Russian-born American anarchists in 1919. (Don’t miss our two part series from 2019 on American anarchist history!)

May 23, 2021 – The Sugar Trust – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 376

Description: From 1887 to 1921, sugar refining in the United States was dominated by a near-monopoly. Bill, Rachel, and Kelley discuss.

Notes and links for Ep. 376 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/AFD-Ep-376-Links-and-Notes-The-Sugar-Trust.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

[Preview] May 18, 2021 – The 1920 Census – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 375

Full episode on Patreon: Bill and Rachel discuss the present-day influences of the momentous 1920 US Census, which grappled with trends in urbanization and the recent breakup of several major home countries of immigrants.

May 16, 2021 – The Emergency Quota Act of 1921 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 374

Description: One hundred years ago this week, the US passed the Emergency Quota Act of 1921, sharply restricting certain European immigration. Bill and Kelley discuss.

Links and notes for Ep. 374 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/AFD-Ep-374-Links-and-Notes-Emergency-Quota-Act-of-1921.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

May 9, 2021 – The WPA Strikes of 1939 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 372

Description: Bill, Rachel, and Kelley discuss the WPA strikes of 1939 (most prominently in Minneapolis) in response to sharp rollbacks of the Great Depression relief program.

Links and notes for Ep. 372 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/AFD-Ep-372-Links-and-Notes-The-WPA-Strikes-of-1939-Bill_Rachel_Kelley-Recording-May-9.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

[Preview] May 4, 2021 – The Smith Act – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 371

Full episode on Patreon: Bill and Rachel take a look at the Alien Registration (Smith) Act of 1940, still on the books today, which prohibits advocating the violent overthrow of the US government.