Archive for February, 2013
In this episode, the History Guys will reflect on a few of their favorite films about history. What these films tell us about the times in which they were made?
Cleanliness is next to godliness, we say, and Americans have long associated good hygiene with moral and spiritual purity. On this episode, we dig into the changing ways we’ve defined what it is to be clean. We’ll meet an 18th-century Pennsylvania woman who didn’t immerse herself in water for 28 years, and ask how Americans [...]
In this Valentine’s Day special, BackStory delves into the history of courtship. From “bundling” to the back-seat, the History Guys explore three centuries of pre-marital intimacy.
America’s use of targeted drone strikes in Pakistan and elsewhere has raised questions about what is — and isn’t — an appropriate way to wage war. In this episode, we look at the ways previous generations have answered these sorts of questions.