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Prologued

By Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective

Welcome to Prologued, a serial podcast from Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective. With amazing stories and remarkable guests, Prologued offers in-depth discussions of the historical roots of the world today—a past that has often been lost, ignored, or misconstrued. Each season we reconstruct the history of a major issue that confronts society now: to explain how we got here and to reveal a path forward. Join us for insight and entertainment about the past, present, and future.

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 6. The Past and Future of the Global War on Drugs
6. The Past and Future of the Global War on Drugs
Today, on our season finale, on we reflect on the stories we’ve heard about drug wars around the world, to determine how knowing where we’ve been in our past can direct us in our present and future. Host: Brionna Mendoza (@brionna_mendoza) Guests: Alexander Aviña Dan Weimer  Michelle Paranzino Miriam Kingsberg Kadia   James Bradford Isaac Campos Sarah Brady Siff  Want to learn more about how history shapes our world today? Connect with us! Twitter:  @OriginsOSU Instagram: @OriginsOSU Facebook: @OriginsOSU Website: origins.osu.edu Email: Origins@osu.edu Show Description Prologued is a serial podcast from Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective that performs in depth discussions of historical roots that have been lost, ignored, or misconstrued, resulting in  modern  society being confused by the current course of  events. With the  help  of esteemed scholars, each season will  re-construct the history  of a  major issue society is facing, in an  effort to not only explain  how we  got here, but to reveal a path  forward.
17:18
November 28, 2022
5. Counterinsurgency and Drugs in Cold War Thailand and Mexico
5. Counterinsurgency and Drugs in Cold War Thailand and Mexico
On this episode of Prologued, we continue our examine of how the War on Drugs intersected with the Cold War by examining domestic politics in Thailand and Mexico during the 1960s and 1970s.  Host: Brionna Mendoza (@brionna_mendoza) Guests: Daniel Weimer  Alexander Aviña (@Alexander_Avina) Aileen Teague (@AileenTTeague) Want to learn more about how history shapes our world today? Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod and @OriginsOSU Instagram: @OriginsOSU Facebook: @OriginsOSU Website: origins.osu.edu Email: Origins@osu.edu Show Description Prologued is a serial podcast from Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective that performs in depth discussions of historical roots that have been lost, ignored, or misconstrued, resulting in  modern  society being confused by the current course of  events. With the  help  of esteemed scholars, each season will  re-construct the history  of a  major issue society is facing, in an  effort to not only explain  how we  got here, but to reveal a path  forward. 
37:39
March 08, 2022
4. Afghanistan, Drugs, and the Cold War
4. Afghanistan, Drugs, and the Cold War
On this episode of Prologued, we follow the Global War on Drugs to Afghanistan. Opium has played a significant role in its history and, as we discuss, shaped how Afghan policymakers have negotiated its position in the world throughout its history.   Host: Brionna Mendoza (@brionna_mendoza) Guests: Matthew R. Pembleton (@mattpembleton) James Bradford  Michelle Parazino (@aucontrarian) Want to learn more about how history shapes our world today? Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod and @OriginsOSU Instagram: @OriginsOSU Facebook: @OriginsOSU Website: origins.osu.edu Email: Origins@osu.edu Show Description Prologued is a serial podcast from Origins: Current Events in   Historical Perspective that performs in depth discussions of historical   roots that have been lost, ignored, or misconstrued, resulting in  modern  society being confused by the current course of events. With the  help  of esteemed scholars, each season will re-construct the history  of a  major issue society is facing, in an effort to not only explain  how we  got here, but to reveal a path forward.
38:42
November 16, 2021
3. Devising a Drug-Free World
3. Devising a Drug-Free World
On this episode of Prologued, we turn our attention back to the nation that ultimately made a global War on Drugs possible: the United States. Learn with us how, during the 1930s and 1940s, the U.S. began to establish a global model for pursuing drug prohibition both at home and abroad. Host: Brionna Mendoza (@brionna_mendoza) Guests: Sarah Brady Siff (@SarahBradySiff) Kathleen Frydl (@KFrydl) Matthew R. Pembleton (@mattpembleton) Want to learn more about how history shapes our world today? Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod and @OriginsOSU  Instagram: @OriginsOSU Facebook: @OriginsOSU  Website: origins.osu.edu  Email: Origins@osu.edu Show Description Prologued is a serial podcast from Origins: Current Events in  Historical Perspective that performs in depth discussions of historical  roots that have been lost, ignored, or misconstrued, resulting in modern  society being confused by the current course of events. With the help  of esteemed scholars, each season will re-construct the history of a  major issue society is facing, in an effort to not only explain how we  got here, but to reveal a path forward.
35:39
November 09, 2021
2. "A New and Deadly Menace"
2. "A New and Deadly Menace"
On this episode of Prologued, we discuss 19th-century antecedents to the modern U.S. War on Drugs. As we will see, the United States doesn't have a monopoly on drug wars. Our investigation takes us to late imperial China, colonial Mexico, and turn-of-the-century California. Ultimately, a international perspective helps us to understand why the world was ripe was a U.S.-led War on Drugs in the late 20th century. Host: Brionna Mendoza (@brionna_mendoza) Guests: Miriam Kingsberg Kadia Sarah Brady Siff (@SarahBradySiff) Isaac Campos (@isaac_campos) Want to learn more about how history shapes our world today? Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod and @OriginsOSUInstagram: @OriginsOSUFacebook: @OriginsOSUWebsite: origins.osu.eduEmail: Origins@osu.edu Show Description Prologued is a serial podcast from Origins: Current Events in  Historical Perspective that performs in depth discussions of historical  roots that have been lost, ignored, or misconstrued, resulting in modern  society being confused by the current course of events. With the help  of esteemed scholars, each season will re-construct the history of a  major issue society is facing, in an effort to not only explain how we  got here, but to reveal a path forward.
36:19
November 02, 2021
1. The "Modern" War on Drugs
1. The "Modern" War on Drugs
Welcome to Season Two of Prologued, where we're doing a deep dive into the history of the Global War on Drugs over the past century.  On the season premiere, we explore the idea of the "modern" War on Drugs waged by Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan in the 1970s and 1980s.  As we will see, the development of the US drug war was deeply informed by experiences abroad...and to understand why the War on Drugs drags on, we have to trace those experiences back in time and across the globe. Host:  Brionna Mendoza (@brionna_mendoza) Guests: Michelle Paranzino (@aucontrarian) Sarah Brady Siff (@SarahBradySiff) Aileen Teague (@AileenTTeague) Matthew R. Pembleton (@mattpembleton) Isaac Campos (@isaac_campos) Alexander Aviña (@Alexander_Avina) Want to learn more about how history shapes our world today? Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod and @OriginsOSU Instagram: @OriginsOSU Facebook: @OriginsOSU Website: origins.osu.edu Email: Origins@osu.edu Show Description Prologued is a serial podcast from Origins: Current Events in  Historical Perspective that performs in depth discussions of historical  roots that have been lost, ignored, or misconstrued, resulting in modern  society being confused by the current course of events. With the help  of esteemed scholars, each season will re-construct the history of a  major issue society is facing, in an effort to not only explain how we  got here, but to reveal a path forward.
44:42
November 02, 2021
Season II Trailer: The Global War on Drugs
Season II Trailer: The Global War on Drugs
We're back!  When and where did the War on Drugs really begin? Join us as we explore how a century of drug wars fought around the world informs today's conversations about marijuana use, abuse, and legalization.  Season II of Prologued on The Global War on Drugs premieres on November 2, 2021, with new episodes airing every Tuesday, wherever you get your podcasts.  Host: Brionna Mendoza (@brionna_mendoza) Want to learn more about how history shapes our world today? Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod and @OriginsOSU Instagram: @OriginsOSU Facebook: @OriginsOSU Website: origins.osu.edu Email: Origins@osu.edu Show Description  Prologued is a serial podcast from Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective that performs in depth discussions of historical roots that have been lost, ignored, or misconstrued, resulting in modern society being confused by the current course of events. With the help of esteemed scholars, each season will re-construct the history of a major issue society is facing, in an effort to not only explain how we got here, but to reveal a path forward.
02:08
October 28, 2021
The New Normal
The New Normal
On the Season 1 Finale of Prologued, we look back and what we have learned over the last seven weeks and forward to what this means for the future of women in American politics.  Season 1 Host: Sarah Paxton Today's esteemed guests: Dr. Lilia Fernandez, Rutgers University Dr. Joan Flores-Villalobos, the University of Southern California Dr. Kimberly Hamlin, Miami University Dr. Susan Hartmann, The Ohio State University Dr. Daniel Rivers, The Ohio State University Dr. Michele Swers, Georgetown University Mayor Nan Whaley, Dayton, Ohio Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod & @OriginsOSU Instagram: @OriginsOSU Facebook: @OriginsOSU Website: Origins.Osu.edu Email: Origins@osu.edu
23:22
September 29, 2020
"Earn Your Spurs"
"Earn Your Spurs"
After 6 weeks of analyzing women's voting and activism, we finally turn to the final frontier: Public Office. From School Boards to the Presidential ticket, join us as we trace the bumpy road of women running for elected office.  Today's esteemed guests: Dr. Susan Hartmann, The Ohio State University Dr. Michele Swers, Georgetown University Mayor Nan Whaley, Dayton, Ohio Background Reading & Digging Deeper (citations also available at origins.osu.edu) Watch Senator Kamala Harris's 2017 Women's March on Washington on CSPAN! Rudin, Ken "Geraldine Ferraro Broke A Barrier For Women, But Roadblocks Remain" NPR. Mar. 26, 2011. Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod & @OriginsOSU Instagram: @OriginsOSU Facebook: @OriginsOSU Website: Origins.Osu.edu Email: Origins@osu.edu
28:45
September 23, 2020
Mom and Apple Pie
Mom and Apple Pie
During the 1970s, a counter-movement arose that challenged the feminists push for the Equal Rights Amendment. Today, we turn to Phyllis Schlafly and her fellow conservative women who saw what feminists' considered sexist discrimination as privileges that they had earned and refused to relinquish.  Today's esteemed guests: Dr. Susan Hartmann, The Ohio State University Dr. Michele Swers, Georgetown University Background Reading & Digging Deeper (citations also available at origins.osu.edu) Check out the Smithsonian's coverage of the ERA on their website! Stacie Taranto "'Defending ʺWomen Who Stand by the Sink': Suburban Homemakers and Anti-ERA Activism in New York State." In Making Suburbia: New Histories of Everyday America, edited by Archer John, Sandul Paul J. P., and Solomonson Katherine (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015). Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod & @OriginsOSU Instagram: @OriginsOSU Facebook: @OriginsOSU Website: Origins.Osu.edu Email: Origins@osu.edu
21:10
September 15, 2020
A Slut from East Toledo
A Slut from East Toledo
The fading of former suffragist activism during the interwar period did not spell the end of the fight for women's rights, especially as so many women remained unable to exercise their citizenship. In this episode, we turn to the next era of women's activism, the Women's Movement of the 1960s and 70s. In the wake of World War II, the revived women's rights movement followed a similar path to their suffragist predecessors: born from the Civil Rights Movement, these new activists boasted a more expansive vision of women's rights, including advocating for workplace justice and pushing for reproductive freedom. Today, we discuss the era that saw the emergence of activists like Betty Friedan, Frances Beal, Gloria Steinem, and Shirley Chisholm, but also the deep divisions among women's rights activists based on strategy, ideology, and the limitations of white feminism. Today's esteemed guests: Dr. Lilia Fernandez, Rutgers University Dr. Susan Hartmann, The Ohio State University Background Reading & Digging Deeper (citations also available at origins.osu.edu) You can see, and learn more about, the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Title VII on the National Archives website! Did you know that The New York Times has an archive? There you can see how they discussed the women's movement, including this article on the clash between Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem regarding supporting female candidates over friendly male incumbents: Deirdre Comody, "Feminists Scored by Betty Friedan" The New York Times, July 19, 1972. You can read Representative Shirley Chisholm's 1970 statement in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment in the Iowa State University archive on Women's Political Commentary's website! You can learn more from our guest, Dr. Susan Hartmann, extensive writing on the women's movement, including "Closing Gaps in Civil Rights and Women's Rights: Black Women and Feminism." In The Other Feminists: Activists in the Liberal Establishment, 176-206. Yale University Press, 1998. Geoffrey R. Stone "The Road to Roe." Litigation 43, no. 1 (2016) Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod & @OriginsOSU Instagram: @OriginsOSU Facebook: @OriginsOSU Website: Origins.Osu.edu Email: Origins@osu.edu
29:56
September 08, 2020
So...What Now?
So...What Now?
With the August 18, 1920 ratification, women's suffrage was now the law of the land. Theoretically all women should have been able to vote and that massive organizing power that brought the 19th Amendment to fruition to further "women's issues." Today, we talk about the post 19th Amendment reality that many women in the US were still barred from voting and that what is, and is not, a "women's issue" varied radically, dooming the mythic women's voting bloc from the start.  Today's esteemed guests: Dr. Susan Hartmann, The Ohio State University Dr. Lilia Fernandez, Rutgers University Dr. Daniel Rivers, The Ohio State University Background Reading & Digging Deeper (citations also available at origins.osu.edu) Learn more about suffragists of color, like Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, at the Library of Congress's website! The VCU Social Welfare History Project is a wealth of information. Visit them to learn more about women like Mary Anderson, who you heard about in this episode! Paul Kleppner, "Were Women to Blame? Female Suffrage and Voter Turnout," The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 12, no. 4 (Spring, 1982) Liette Gidlow, "Delegitimizing Democracy: "Civic Slackers," the Cultural Turn, and the Possibilities of Politics" The Journal of American History 89, no. 3 = (Dec., 2002) Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod & @OriginsOSU Instagram: @OriginsOSU Facebook: @OriginsOSU Website: Origins.Osu.edu Email: Origins@osu.edu
23:31
September 01, 2020
Equal Suffrage Awaits Trial
Equal Suffrage Awaits Trial
As the suffrage movement entered he 20th century, it gained momentum as a flood of states passed their own suffrage amendments and World War I loomed. However, not all women were supportive of the pending 19th Amendment. Today, we discuss the heyday of the suffrage movement and the women who opposed their own enfranchisement.  Today's esteemed guests: Dr. Kimberly Hamlin, Miami University, Oxford Dr. Joan Flores-Villalobos, the University of Southern California (formerly of The Ohio State University)  Background Reading & Digging Deeper (citations also available at origins.osu.edu) You can see the progress of the suffrage movements state-by-state plan at the National Constitution Center's webpage! Learn more about Pauline Newman and Rose Schneiderman at the Jewish Women's Archive's webpage! See Josephine Jewell Dodge's thoughts on woman's suffrage at Claremont College! Armantine M. Smith, The History of the Woman's Suffrage Movement in Louisiana, 62 La. L. Rev. (2002) Susan Goodier, No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, April 2013. We're also indebted to the extensive work of Elna C. Green.  Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod & @OriginsOSU Instagram: @OriginsOSU Facebook: @OriginsOSU Website: Origins.Osu.edu Email: Origins@osu.edu
21:38
August 25, 2020
"I Have Many Things to Say"
"I Have Many Things to Say"
At the heart of the suffrage movement was a shared belief that women deserved to be full owners of their own citizenship and have the right to exercise that citizenship at the ballot box. But the suffragists agreed on little else. From the beginning, the suffrage movement was splintered into different organizations that advocated different courses of action and often these organizations were in direct conflict.  Today we talk about the women who led the charge for suffrage, their successful advocating for the nineteenth amendment, and who they left behind along the way. Host: Sarah Paxton Today's Featured Guests! Dr. Kimberly Hamlin, Miami University Dr. Daniel Rivers, The Ohio State University Citations and Further Reading:  Ann D. Gordon, The Trial of Susan B. Anthony in Federal Trials and Great Debates in United States History, Washington, D.C.: The Federal Judicial Center's Federal Judicial History Office, 2005.  Kimberly Hamlin, "The First Time Women Marched on Washington," Origins Magazine: Current Events in Historical Perspective, October 9, 2018. Women in the American Politics System: An Encyclopedia of Women as Voters, Candidates, and Office Holders, edited by Dianne G. Bystrom & Barbara Burrell, Santa Barabara: ABC-CLIO, 2019 Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod and @OriginsOSU Instagram: @OriginsOSU Facebook: @OriginsOSU Website: origins.osu.edu Email: Origins@osu.edu
23:21
August 18, 2020
The Way We Never Were
The Way We Never Were
On the season premiere of Prologued, we confront the myth of the women's voting bloc in the aftermath of the 2016 election and during the 2020 election cycle. Then, to truly understand the truth of the women's bloc, we take you back--all the way back to the American Revolution--and learn that women in America have never been completely united.  Today's esteemed guests: Dr. Joan Flores-Villalobos, the University of Southern California (formerly of The Ohio State University) Dr. Daniel Rivers, The Ohio State University Dr. Lilia Fernandez, Rutgers University Background Reading & Digging Deeper (citations also available at origins.osu.edu)  Here is the New York Times article Sarah references in the beginning! Find digital copies Abigail and John Adams correspondence, including the Remember the Ladies letter, at the Massachusetts Historical Society's webpage! Read more on Sojourner Truth and the Ain't I a Woman speech on the Sojourner Truth Memorial's webpage! For more on the split over "universal suffrage," check our Ellen Carol Dubois, Feminism and Suffrage: The Emergence of an Independent Women's Movement in America, 1848–1869. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999. For more on the temperance movement in Ohio, check out the Ohio History Connection! Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod & @OriginsOSU Instagram: @OriginsOSU Facebook: @OriginsOSU Website: Origins.Osu.edu Email: Origins@osu.edu
30:42
August 11, 2020
Prologued Season 1 Trailer
Prologued Season 1 Trailer
Welcome to Prologued! Prologued is a publication of Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective. Origins, a joint venture between the Ohio State University and Miami University History Departments, and hosted by Origins historian, Sarah Paxton.  Prologued is a serial podcast from Origins that performs in depth discussions of historical roots that have been lost, ignored, or misconstrued, resulting in modern society being confused by the current course of events. With the help of esteemed scholars, each season will re-construct the history of a major issue society is facing, in an effort to not only explain how we got here, but to reveal a path forward.  Season 1 will analyze the myth of the women's voting bloc. Now, as we wade through the 2020 election cycle and celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment granting American women the right to vote, it is the perfect time to re-evaluate the political and electoral history of women in the United States beginning all the way back with the American Revolution. Join us as we reveal critical conflicts between women's organizations, triumphs and set backs, the women who were left behind, and what modern political processes can learn from the past.  Season 1 premieres August 11, 2020 and will air on Tuesdays through September.  Host: Sarah Paxton Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod and @OriginsOSU Instagram: @OriginsOSU Facebook: @OriginsOSU Website: origins.osu.edu Email: Origins@osu.edu
08:37
July 24, 2020