Q & Abe
Bonus: 19th Century Queer
This bonus episode accompanies episode 5.1, "Was Lincoln gay?"Hugh Ryan shared an additional story of queer life in the 19th century, and Callie had a scenario she wanted to run by him to help understand how people in Springfield may have seen Lincoln and Speed. www.lincolncottage.org
Was Lincoln gay?
Season 5, Ep. 1
For this episode, we're answering a question we've gotten from young people curious about Lincoln's relationships. Along the way we talk about gossipy Springfield, Illinois in the 1840s, Lincoln's close friend Joshua Speed, the invention of the term "straight," and how museums can tell queer stories. Come along with us!Guests:Charles StrozierMargaret MiddletonHugh Ryanwww.lincolncottage.org
Bonus: Resonance Then and Now
This bonus episode accompanies episode 4.3, "Did Lincoln ever play basketball?"Curtis Harris told us a little more about how the aftermath of the Civil War affected the ideologies behind the invention of basketball, and Len Elmore spoke to us about how he tries to share the long arc of history with his students. www.lincolncottage.org
Did Lincoln ever play basketball?
Season 4, Ep. 3
For this episode, we're answering a question from a young person impressed by Lincoln's height. Along the way we talk about the peach basket story, Lincoln's wrestling bouts, whether he would've been able to keep up in the NBA, and the intersection of sports and activism. Come along with us!Guests:Curtis HarrisTamika DudleyLen ElmoreLee Roy Smithwww.lincolncottage.org
Bonus: Furniture Details
This bonus episode accompanies episode 4.2, "Where's all the furniture?"Erin Carlson Mast explains how the interpretation team made the decision that it was going to be ok for visitors to sit on the antique furniture in the house, and tells the story of how the Cottage acquired some objects from when Lincoln was in residence.www.lincolncottage.org
Where's all the furniture?
Season 4, Ep. 2
For this episode, we're exploring one of our all-time top questions at the Cottage. Along the way we'll stop by the White House records, historical cooties, measuring authenticity, and defining what a museum even is, anyway. Come along with us! Guests: Matt CostelloErin Carlson MastRainey TisdaleMichael Atwood Masonwww.lincolncottage.org
Bonus: Aftermath of Emancipation
This bonus episode accompanies episode 4.1, "Was Lincoln a racist?"Richard Blackett told us about one of the obstacles folks promoting emancipation in the US faced before the Civil War, and Seth Levi told us about a project he’s working on to help support voting rights in communities descended from the formerly enslaved, among others.www.lincolncottage.org
Was Lincoln a racist?
Season 4, Ep. 1
In this episode, we're talking through a question we've gotten from older visitors, documentarians, and teen students alike. Along the way we pass through the Lincoln-Douglas debates, monumental controversies, the power of anger, and lost historical perspectives. Come along with us! Guests:Richard BlackettBrian DirckGwen WestermanSeth Leviwww.lincolncottage.org