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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.

[Preview] Apr 27, 2021 – Forest Products – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 369

Full episode on Patreon: Bill and Rachel examine the evolution of the US timber industry during the Second Industrial Revolution away from raw material supply to mass-produced, manufactured forest products.

Apr 25, 2021 – What Were the Economic Consequences of the Peace? – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 368

Description: Bill and Rachel discuss the gap between perception and reality on the World War I reparations demanded of Germany in April 1921 and earlier in the Treaty of Versailles.

Notes and links for Ep. 368 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/AFD-Ep-368-Links-and-Notes-What-Were-The-Economic-Consequences-of-the-Peace_.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

[Preview] Apr 19, 2021 – The Transatlantic Telegraph Cable – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 367

Full episode on Patreon. Bill and Rachel found the most amazing, still-active web 1.0 history website, and now we can tell you all about the sweeping implications of the transatlantic telegraph cable of 1866.