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The American History Podcast

A Program Of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

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In this History Grab Bag, Joanne, Ed, Brian and Nathan discuss the history behind items in the news. They’ll look at the deep history of sanctuary cities and rule of law, and look at America’s history of boycotts all the way back to the Boston Tea Party. They’ll also talk about why it’s so hard for presidents – from Nixon to Trump – to actually shrink the federal government. Plus, footnotes!