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S1E15 - The Yankee Diaspora: Keystone of Perpetuity

S1E15 - The Yankee Diaspora: Keystone of Perpetuity

Brian & Lyman balance out last episode's discussion of "Little Egypt" with a look at the early settlement of Chicago. Appropriately, the Windy City, even before its founding, was seen as a sort of balance to southern Illinois. Listen for talk of voter fraud, onions, civil unrest, beer, nativism, and a tease of a forthcoming James Wilkinson story.

Season 1, Episode 11 - The Yankee Diaspora: The North-Mid-Old-West

Season 1, Episode 11 - The Yankee Diaspora: The North-Mid-Old-West

Beginning in the late 1780s, Yankees really start breaking into relatively new lands. West of the original 13 states and north of the Ohio River laid the newly-established Northwest Territory, consisting basically of every western state that touches a Great Lake.

Up first on this trek: Ohio