Nov 27, 2022 – The Pulaski – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 450

In this mini-episode, Rachel explains the invention of Ed Pulaski’s popular firefighting tool, a combination axe and adze, after the infamous Big Burn forest fire in Idaho in August 1910.

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[Unlocked] Jan 13, 2021 – Charles Joseph Bonaparte (feat. Age of Napoleon) – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 341

Description: The host of the “Age of Napoleon” podcast joins Bill to talk about fascinating Progressive Era reformer and US Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte, the Baltimore-based grandson of Napoleon’s youngest brother. Subscribe to our Patreon.

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Nov 15, 2020 – The Coal Strikes of 1902 and 1919 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 333

Description: In 1902 and 1919, US coal miners undertook huge strikes and both times they won. In one case, the intervention of a US President sealed the win. But what happened in the other? Bill and Rachel discuss.

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