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S1E14 - The Yankee Diaspora: Land Before Lincoln

S1E14 - The Yankee Diaspora: Land Before Lincoln

Illinois's early history in the United States is one without the typical urban touchstone of Chicago. In this episode, Brian & Lyman discusses downstate Illinois, "Little Egypt," and the politically volatile mixing of Yankees and Upland Southerners that lead to yet another interesting clash over the fate of slavery in the Northwest Territory.

S1E13 - The Yankee Diaspora: Vandals of the Midwest

S1E13 - The Yankee Diaspora: Vandals of the Midwest

Brian & Lyman continue discussing the early settlement of Indiana by a curious mix of yankees and southerners. In this episode, learn about Indiana's unfortunate history with infrastructure projects, how Indiana narrowly avoided becoming a slave state, and how Indiana nearly had a significantly more awesome name.

Oh, and I believe we're done with the incessant Hoosier slander. For now.

S1E12 - The Yankee Diaspora: The South Goes North

S1E12 - The Yankee Diaspora: The South Goes North

We're back!
Brian & Lyman go where no Kentuckians dare venture alone: Indiana. Where did Hoosiers come from, and what traits have historically characterized them? Learn about Hoosier demography, Native American land-sale treaties, and Brian's short rant on America's Ninth President!