slavery http://iowapublicradio.org en Suing for Freedom http://iowapublicradio.org/post/suing-freedom <p>In 1857 the Supreme Court ruled in <a href="http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/DredScott.html"><em>Dred Scott v. Sandford</em></a> that a slave could not sue for his freedom. Many call this ruling the worst Supreme Court decision of all time.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:29:21 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 35562 at http://iowapublicradio.org Suing for Freedom The Passage of the 13th Amendment http://iowapublicradio.org/post/passage-13th-amendment <p>In this encore edition of River to River, listen back to host Ben Kieffer's conversation with <a href="http://www.hoover.archives.gov/">Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum </a>director Tom Schwartz. &nbsp;Schwartz explains the story behind the passage of the <a href="http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/13thamendment.html">13<sup>th</sup> Amendment</a> which outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude.</p><p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:27:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 35091 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Passage of the 13th Amendment Iowa’s Underground Railroad in the Struggle against Slavery http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-s-underground-railroad-struggle-against-slavery <p>Iowans played a critical role in the struggle against slavery and the coming of the Civil War. Host Charity Nebbe speaks to Lowell J. Soike, the author of a new book, <em>Iowa’s Underground Railroad in the Struggle against Slavery, </em>and Doug Jones of the State Historic Preservation Office.</p><p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:03:43 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 33434 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa’s Underground Railroad in the Struggle against Slavery The Historical Accuracy of Spielberg's "Lincoln" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/historical-accuracy-spielbergs-lincoln <div>The passage of the 13<font size="1"><sup>th</sup></font> Amendment which outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude almost didn’t pass.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Host Ben Kieffer speaks with historian Thomas Schwartz, one of the foremost experts on the Abraham Lincoln. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:22:35 +0000 Ben Kieffer 11565 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Historical Accuracy of Spielberg's "Lincoln"