[Preview] Jun 1, 2021 – Louis F. Post – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 379

Full episode on Patreon: Bill and Rachel discuss Louis F. Post, an early Assistant US Labor Secretary with some radical leanings, who ended up blocking thousands of post-WWI deportations.

[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!)

[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.

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] Feb 23, 2021 – The American Protective League feat. @housetrotter – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 353

Full episode on Patreon: During WWI, a Chicago ad man pitched the Bureau of Investigation on a volunteer secret police, which grew to nearly 300,000 unpaid agents and foreshadowed strategies of the later US intelligence state. Friend of the show Ben aka @housetrotter joins Bill and Rachel to discuss.

Nov 29, 2020 – William B. Wilson, First Labor Secretary – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 335

Description: William B. Wilson, the first U.S. Secretary of Labor, began union organizing at age 12. He went on to serve in Congress before leading the department he helped create to aid the interests of workers. Bill and Rachel discuss.

Links and notes for Ep. 335 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/AFD-Ep-335-Links-and-Notes-William-B-Wilson.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.