American Shadows

A History podcast
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Robert E. Lee's plans laid out in Orders 191 would have won the war. Then a Union corporal finds a lost copy which should have also ended the war. Along the way to Antietam, mistakes were made. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.i
From investment schemes to fake car warranties, there’s never a shortage of scammers eager to fleece people out of their life savings and hard-earned cash. The story of Gaston Bullock Means, one of the most notorious con artists of all time. L
There was a time when hijackings in America reached epidemic proportions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
When it comes to murder, some things aren't as they seem.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Hi, American Shadows fans! Since you love this podcast, we think you'll like Bridgewater, too. Check out the trailer and decide for yourself! About Bridgewater: When a relic from his past is rediscovered, folklore professor Jeremy Bradshaw puts
The story and history behind Boston's most bizarre disaster. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
How Madison Washington led eighteen men to the most successful slave uprising in American history.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
We have a deep fascination with murder from the safety of our homes. But when the crime goes unsolved, we feel less safe that a killer walks among us.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Thomas Edison believed direct current was the future of electricity. Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse championed alternating current. In the late 1800s, things were about to get ugly.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheart
Sometimes, the most inhumane acts are the ones we do to each other. The story of Red Summer and how fear became a dangerous, blinding hatred that caused unspeakable violence across the nation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.ih
A man dedicated to keeping Boston safe from burning finds himself at the center of a firestorm when his prediction comes true. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Hey, American Shadows fans! We know you already love great podcasts, so here's another we think you'll enjoy - Ephemeral season 2. Check out the trailer and see for yourself. About Ephemeral: The best source on our cultural identity is not the
When we think of pirates, Blackbeard comes to mind. But there's a whole other group who sailed the seas — women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Reputations are everything. When they're gone, they're hard to rebuild. Harder if you're a woman. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Envious of Chicago's announcement they were hosting the 1904 Olympics, the mayor of St. Louis come up with a plan to steal the show. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Italian immigrant George Sodder was living the American Dream. When his home caught fire on Christmas Eve 1945, that dream became a nightmare. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
In 1900, one man controlled the weather bureau. When he ignored the experts about the path of a monster hurricane, the people of Galveston Texas paid with their lives.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
How Robert Smalls went from stealing a Confederate ship to gain his freedom, to owning the very mansion he'd been enslaved in.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Though there have been several attempted coup d'états on American soil, this is the story of the only successful one to date. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Believing they'd found peace on land no one else wanted, the Osage soon became more hunted than ever. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
George Parrott claimed to have ridden with Butch Cassidy and Jesse James, but his legendary status has nothing to do with being an outlaw. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
An inoculation for smallpox should have been something to celebrate. Instead, it caused outrage and violence. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Life on British Prison Ships during the Revolutionary War, and the horrifying tale of a man who spent time aboard the most notorious of them all: the HMS Jersey.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
The story about how stolen corpses played a crucial role in the development of Western medicine -- and how one man made a living at the center of the trade. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
A life insurance scheme involving murder, fraud, and a whole lot of alcohol. But some things just don't go the way they're planned. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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