American Biography

American Biography

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American biography is a podcast that looks at American history through a human prism by examining the lives of important, if less discussed, Americans who have exerted great influence upon the nation's development. It's the American story told through Americans' stories.

Episodes

Marshall Ep. 20 - The Progress of Law  

This episode traces the evolution of courts and judges from Anglo-Saxon England to the United States in 1801. "Star Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin.

Marshall Ep. 19 - Things Fall Apart  

In this episode we talk about John Marshall at State, the Federalist meltdown, Jefferson's win and the new Chief in town...

Marshall Ep. 18 - Marshall in the Middle  

John Marshall's term in Congress is discussed. "Star Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin

Marshall Ep. 17 - It Must Be Done  

Marshall returns from Europe to find himself the darling of the Federalists and a national hero. So, he runs for Congress. "The Star - Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin.

Marshall Ep. 16 - XYZ pt. Deux  

Special guest Zack Twamley from When Diplomacy Fails joins us to celebrate our 1 year podiversary and we discuss the international and domestic intrigue surrounding Marshall. "The Star - Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin.

Marshall Ep. 15 - XYZ  

John Marshall goes to Paris on a diplomatic mission?! "The Star - Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin.

Marshall Ep. 14 - A Party Animal  

Marshall navigates the toxic political world of the 1790's. "The Star - Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin.

Marshall EP. 13 - Loss and Litigation  

Child mortality and John Marshall before the bar. "The Star - Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin. (Snoopy 20111 on SoundCloud).

SPECIAL - Popin' Fresh!  

This episode is a collaboration with Steve Guerra of the History of the Papacy Podcast regarding Pope Francis's 2015 visit to the United States. Featuring: Stephen Stirling of The Star Ledger Newspaper I accidentally failed to attribute a quote during recording and want to correct that here. The thoughts expressed in the phrase "comfort the afflicted... in the service of people" are attributable to Tiziana Dearing in her 9/17/15 appearance on WBUR's On Point. "The Star - Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin. (Snoopy 20111 on SoundCloud).

Marshall Ep. 12 - The Virginia Convention  

Virginia's elected delegates debate the Constitution. "The Star - Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin. (Snoopy 20111 on SoundCloud).

Marshall Ep. 11 - Failing States  

A little more on Marshall's life in Richmond and his maturing political philosophy. Also we take a look at the US under the Articles of Confederation and of course the Constitutional Convention! "The Star - Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin. (Snoopy 20111 on SoundCloud).

Marshall Ep. 10 - Family and Fortune  

Marshall learns lessons about law, legislating and life. "The Star - Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin. (Snoopy 20111 on SoundCloud).

Marshall EP. 9 - Bonds  

In this episode, Marshall finds his financial footing, gets married and a wedding present leads to a podcast discussion about his relationship with slavery. "The Star - Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin. (Snoopy 20111 on SoundCloud).

Marshall Ep. 8 - Going Rogue  

John Marshall takes a walk while Thomas Jefferson falls down on the job. Later Marshall makes a fateful decision.

Marshall Ep. 7 - Revolutions of the Heart, Revolutions of the Mind  

John Marshall meets a lady, attends college briefly and embarks upon a career.

Marshall Ep. 6 - Soldiering On and On and On  

A look at the battles of Monmouth, Stony Point and Paulus Hook as we wrap up Marshall's army years. "The Star - Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin. (Snoopy 20111 on SoundCloud).

Marshall Ep. 5 - A Niagara of Starvation, Disease and Death  

The Continental Army and John Marshall endure the winter camp at Valley Forge. "The Star - Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin. (Snoopy 20111 on SoundCloud).

Marshall Ep. 4 - In the Army Now  

John Marshall marches... a lot and fights in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. "The Star - Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin. (Snoopy 20111 on SoundCloud).

Marshall Ep. 3 - Delenda est Norfolk  

John Marshall is in his first battle, watches Norfolk burn to the ground and joins the Continental Army. Music for American Biography: "The Star - Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin. More from this artist is available at Snoopy 20111 on SoundCloud.

Marshall Ep. 2 - John Marshall Goes to War  

The events that precipitated the American Revolution are discussed. John Marshall joins the militia. "The Star - Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin. More from this artist is available at Snoopy 20111 on SoundCloud.

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