Scouring the web for great podcasts about history.
Friday, 9 September 2011
Lynching - New Books in History Robert Thurston
This book takes a fresh look at the role of lynching in American history. Its thesis is that while bad, it wasn't perhaps quite as bad as it is often portrayed and was rather more complex than you might imagine. Personally, I had no idea it was so prevalent so the revelation was rather lost on me. A gruesome and not particularly enjoyable podcast that frankly I can't recommend for any other reason than to make you realise just how bad humans can behave when the mood takes them.