14 Burst results for "William Seward"

"william seward" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:23 min | 2 months ago

"william seward" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Seward survives. And because of that, Vladimir Putin says, we won the Cold War. Why? Because Alaska, right? This is your trip. Putin makes the point that if Russia had retained in 1867, what was known then as Russian America, they would have had missiles there and everything would have been different and Russia would have won the Cold War. He said this in the anniversary of the purchase of Alaska, which was Alaska's first in 1867. So because of William Seward surviving through this strange thing, obviously Alaska is called Seward's Folly. Right. And again, it's a very big part of the emergence of Seattle, too, because where we are, Seattle, the Klondike Gold Rush, all of the travel to Alaska came through Seattle just like you. But Seward, Seward basically had to overcome tremendous opposition because basically Alaska didn't have anything. Horace Greeley, the editor, called Alaska, he didn't nickname it, it hadn't been named as Alaska, it was just Russian America. He called it Walrusia, as in walrus, because they said that there were more people who lived there than walruses. More walruses than people. Pardon me, more walruses than people, that's right. But in any event, Seward, and okay, one last thing, and this is just a punchline. You're trying to wrap it up. We're getting bored.Okay. No, this is, come on, this is so beautiful, please give us. While he is in the middle of negotiating with this corrupt Russian count, who wasn't even really Russian. Okay, we're talking about William Seward. William Henry Seward. Who freakishly survives four stabbings with a Bowie knife because he happened to have, I mean, honestly, and you, there's more to it. When I grow up, I want to work for a woke company, like super woke. When I grow up, when I grow up, I want to be hired based on what I look like rather than my skills. I want to be judged by my political beliefs. I want to get promoted based on my chromosomes. When I grow up, I want to be offended by my coworkers and walk around the office on egg shells and have my words policed by HR words like grandfather, peanut gallery, long time no see, no can do. When I grow up, I want to be obsessed with emotional safety and do workplace sensitivity training all day long. When I grow up, I want to climb the corporate ladder just by following the route. I want to be a conformist. I want to weaponize my pronouns. What are pronouns? It's time to grow up and get back to work. Introducing the number one woke free job board in America, red balloon dot work.

"william seward" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

04:40 min | 2 months ago

"william seward" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"In World War Two, 90 years later. That's crazy, except it's true, and it is. And and by the way, again, a lot of this stuff sounds like tall tales. But the way that I think you can anyone can convince themselves. Imagine if it hadn't happened. Vladimir Putin does, he wrote in what is it, 2017, because that was the 150th anniversary of Russia giving up Russian America, that if if only this individual who he holds in great contempt, Frederick William Seward, had not injured his jaw because he fell out of the carriage and then the assailant had broken his gun, beating his son nearly to death. And it fits together. And and again, it illustrates the wisdom of Otto von Bismarck's summary. There's a special protection, special providence for the United States of America. And by the way, it becomes more recent. Now, I didn't write about this in any detail. I do mention it. President Reagan used to be known as our oldest president. But President Reagan takes a bullet that is, what was it, a quarter of an inch away from the lining of his heart. It was a very close run thing. And by the way, with six weeks' separation between the near assassination of the other great victor of the Cold War, His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, what are the odds? These two old men get bullets shot into the center of their body. They should have both died. And if they had both died, then the evil empire is still in its full flowering of evil without the the the great victory that I think that America should be proud of and in bringing the end of the Cold War. I've been saying recently when people question whether we can survive the current madness on so many fronts, you know, in the natural, the answer would be no. But in the natural, the answer to the emergence of the United States and the survival and thriving of the United States also ought never to have happened. And you're both books lay it out. You could just start with when you write about the Battle of Long Island, the Battle of Brooklyn, Washington should not have prevailed. No, he should have been captured and hanged, according to the logic of history. They had just lost the most bloody battle of the revolution. And it was in the eight years of the revolutionary conflict, 1775 to 1783. The most costly battle was the Battle of Brooklyn. Three American generals were captured. Washington's troop was surrounded and literally with no escape because the British Navy and there was no American Navy at the time. The British Navy was occupying the the river between Manhattan and Brooklyn. I know I just know enough about this because I've I've written about this. And it is unbelievable. I mean, when we're talking about, yeah, the British Navy was mass there. It was the greatest assembly of military craft, a sea craft in the history of the world up to that time. Absolutely sitting next to Staten Island, waiting to crush, to crush the Continental Army and to capture the George Washington and the Continental Army right after they had committed treason by authorizing the Declaration of Independence, because we're talking about the summer, August of 1776. Now, how many people here are New Yorkers at any time? Do we have some New Yorkers? OK, people who know New York know that in August it very rarely has thick fog so thick that you can't see.

"william seward" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:18 min | 2 months ago

"william seward" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Seward is going through his papers. It's about three weeks before they sign the bill of purchase on Alaska. And he's going through his papers and he sees there's this opportunity under the Guano Act of 1854. The Guano Act, yes, the Guano Act had provided that if American sea captains find islands with guano, which was very valuable and used for farming, if they can find that kind of island and no other nation has claimed it, Americans can take possession of it. OK, guano is the excrement of? Yes, and there is a Guano Act that was passed in 1854. Because of the Guano Act of 1854, Seward sees that there are these little three islands that are exactly halfway between the United States and Japan. OK, so he signs the paper to to take those for the United States. It's the Midway atoll. And most people, I'm guessing, aren't going to get this. I certainly didn't get this until it was put together for me. Have I mentioned that there are two books that you have to read? But I'm not kidding. It's it's almost unbelievable stuff. The Midway atoll, these are nothing islands in the middle of nowhere. A total of two and a half square miles. OK, so William Seward somehow, because of the Guano Act of 1854, decides to acquire these. Now, why? And because he knew somehow mystically, magically, maybe he didn't. But let's say he knew that Admiral Yamamoto would say that if he is pushed by Tojo and the emperor to actually do the attack on Pearl Harbor, he said that for six months I will run wild, but after that, America will destroy us. And six months after Pearl Harbor, do the math, Battle of Midway and the Battle of Midway in five minutes, my chapter on Midway. And again, everyone involved with this, including Chester Nimitz, who was the admiral and commander, who was an atheist. He was not a religious person, said this is the hand of God. There's no other way to explain it. That in five minutes, they sank four Japanese aircraft carriers. And and again, and this was at a time after our Navy had been largely just pulverized at Pearl Harbor, and it was exactly six months, as Yamamoto said. And if the United States did not own Midway Island, which was with an American base in the island, American planes at the island, the Battle of Midway would not have happened. And who knows who would dream that the Guano Act of 1854 would be dispositive.

"william seward" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:15 min | 2 months ago

"william seward" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Is going through his papers. It's about three weeks before they sign the bill of purchase on Alaska. And he's going through his papers and he sees there's this opportunity under the Guano Act of 1854. The Guano Act, yes, the Guano Act had provided that if American sea captains find islands with guano, which was very valuable and used for farming, if they can find that kind of island and no other nation has claimed it, Americans can take possession of it. OK, guano is the excrement of? Yes, and there is a Guano Act that was passed in 1854. Because of the Guano Act of 1854, Seward sees that there are these little three islands that are exactly halfway between the United States and Japan. OK, so he signs the paper to to take those for the United States. It's the Midway atoll. And most people, I'm guessing, aren't going to get this. I certainly didn't get this until it was put together for me. Have I mentioned that there are two books that you have to read? But I'm not kidding. It's it's almost unbelievable stuff. The Midway atoll, these are nothing islands in the middle of nowhere. A total of two and a half square miles. OK, so William Seward somehow, because of the Guano Act of 1854, decides to acquire these. Now, why? And because he knew somehow mystically, magically, maybe he didn't. But let's say he knew that Admiral Yamamoto would say that if he is pushed by Tojo and the emperor to actually do the attack on Pearl Harbor, he said that for six months I will run wild, but after that, America will destroy

How the Guano Act of 1854 Helped Shape American History

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:15 min | 2 months ago

How the Guano Act of 1854 Helped Shape American History

"Is going through his papers. It's about three weeks before they sign the bill of purchase on Alaska. And he's going through his papers and he sees there's this opportunity under the Guano Act of 1854. The Guano Act, yes, the Guano Act had provided that if American sea captains find islands with guano, which was very valuable and used for farming, if they can find that kind of island and no other nation has claimed it, Americans can take possession of it. OK, guano is the excrement of? Yes, and there is a Guano Act that was passed in 1854. Because of the Guano Act of 1854, Seward sees that there are these little three islands that are exactly halfway between the United States and Japan. OK, so he signs the paper to to take those for the United States. It's the Midway atoll. And most people, I'm guessing, aren't going to get this. I certainly didn't get this until it was put together for me. Have I mentioned that there are two books that you have to read? But I'm not kidding. It's it's almost unbelievable stuff. The Midway atoll, these are nothing islands in the middle of nowhere. A total of two and a half square miles. OK, so William Seward somehow, because of the Guano Act of 1854, decides to acquire these. Now, why? And because he knew somehow mystically, magically, maybe he didn't. But let's say he knew that Admiral Yamamoto would say that if he is pushed by Tojo and the emperor to actually do the attack on Pearl Harbor, he said that for six months I will run wild, but after that, America will destroy

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"william seward" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:49 min | 4 months ago

"william seward" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Yeah, I mean, and that's what's so tricky about when you're trying to parse, I guess, someone's faith. What does any one mean by that? What does anyone mean by Christian faith, evangelical Christian faith, personal God versus, you know, you make the point that he still had this harkening a little bit back to his hard shell parentage, this kind of slightly fatalistic sense of Providence, which is, I mean, it's at least interesting that he's incorporating both strands into what becomes his faith. What's so interesting about this is that so for Lincoln, I mean, and we know this from the things he wrote privately and the things he said publicly. He comes to believe that there is a sort of unknowable God, a Providence, a force that a force, right? Whether he's a trinitarian Christian is another question entirely. And not a small question. No, for most Christians. My guess would be no, but he certainly never indicated yes or no. And by then was smart enough not to weigh in on something like that. But I think for him, he comes to believe during the war that God has willed this war that it's a war that is intended to be punishment to north and south for the sin of slavery in which the north was complicit. But Lincoln and Lincoln comes to believe that he is God's instrument, which is a kind of eerie notion for a president to have because it can lead to some dark places in his case probably did not. But comes to believe that he's been put here on earth because God wants him to oversee once him to fight this war until it's very end. But unlike most evangelical Christians, both lay in religious leaders and just individual Christians, he doesn't necessarily know that God wants the north to win this war. Most evangelical Christians believe they have a personal relationship with Christ that their God is more knowable and immediate and the religious leaders during the war come to believe that God's on the union side and the unions on God's side and they're going to win this because it's what God wants. But Lincoln is never sure of that. Well, I mean, there's a lot in what you just said. First of all, you know, the idea that you're an instrument in God's hands, we're I would say lately in our own lifetimes, always led to say, oh, be careful, you know, because you'll become a cult leader or a monster or a demagogue of some kind. But obviously in the case of a Lincoln in the case of a Moses, you what it ought to do if you actually feel that you're being used by God is it drives you to this almost unbearable humility because you know I am not worthy of this. I'm not capable of this. So in a sense, you surrender to God. And that's what I see with Lincoln that he, he's a little bit odd by it, but he doesn't feel like it's escapable. No, he doesn't. And in some ways, though, it can express itself in another way, like John hay, one of his two chief White House aides, would later talk about Lincoln's sort of detached sense of inner calm. And we know that in key moments of the war. I mean, he was a straw to his others at union setbacks. But you saw politicians like William Seward or salmon P Chase and you saw military generals veer left and right on with every setback want to move the strategy whereas he just sort of kept his eye forward and this is speculation, but writing about this the way I have. I have to find it hard to believe that that belief that there's a sort of providential role for him doesn't keep him at least steady in a moment when other people buckle. No, and I would say that's one of the marks of true faith..

"william seward" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

The Ben Shapiro Show

02:20 min | 6 months ago

"william seward" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

"Mob ended up being acquitted. This is one of the sort of key moments in the abolitionist movement where it became absolutely clear that the battle over slavery was going to be a bloody one. This was not going to be just a political debate. People were going to die in this particular battle. It was kind of a shocking moment, I think, for a lot of people on both sides of the aisle as to how bloody this thing was going to get. Okay, so fast forward all the way to the end of the Civil War. And Horace Greeley is already a very prominent figure. So Horace Greeley, who had a magnificent neckbeard. He was the founder and editor of the New York tribune. Which was the biggest paper in New York at the time. He was the allied with the Republican Party. In fact, he may have actually named it in 1854. He was such a radical Republican that he was more radical than Abraham Lincoln. People tend to forget about the Civil War era, is that Abraham Lincoln was the moderate. There were people in his own party, William Seward, to name one who was actually expected to win the 1860 nomination, who pretty much argued for abolition right off the bat. Greenlee was pushing Lincoln to declare the end of slavery before Lincoln actually wanted to. And he supported the radical Republicans in the aftermath of the Civil War, the radical Republicans were the people who were responsible for the 13th and 14th amendments. They really wanted to abolish many things, including segregation. But obviously after Lincoln was shot, all that sort of went by the wayside the radical Republicans did what they could, but they were running into pretty strong headwinds. He was really disillusioned with Ulysses S. Grant. This is where all the reports about Ulysses S. Grant being kind of a drunk corrupt president came from where people like Horace Greeley. Now revisionist history suggests that a lot of that was exaggerated. The grant was not aware of a lot of the corruption. That's why you've seen actually in recent years, grant stock is president go up. If you look at surveys of historians from about 1990, they would rank grant among the worst presidents. And now he's actually ranked as among the best president. Greenlee ran actually against grant is what he called himself a liberal Republican. And because the Democrats in the south, the former slaveholding states, they won a grant not to be the president, they supported him in that race. He got his ass kicked. But what he was really, really famous for doing aside from running the New York tribune and being involved in politics is his very famous line, go west young man, go west and grow up with the country, which became a call for manifest destiny, post Civil War, everybody should go take advantage of the homestead act and they should settle the continent. So again, activism journalism kind of one and the same. It's all part of the same thing. Then, after this, we get the muckraking era. So the muckraking era is essentially reform

"william seward" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

Key Battles of American History

05:42 min | 6 months ago

"william seward" Discussed on Key Battles of American History

"Horse manure. Didn't happen. But president Roosevelt is played, the voice of president Roosevelt is Davis, you're saying. Famous accurate from Law & Order. Yeah, and let's see. Many other goodnight and good luck. Yeah. Temple grandin, let's see what else. We are Marshall. He was even in the firm long, long time ago. He was in another he was in Memphis bell, which we're going to discuss in the future. Yes. And the one, oh, Lincoln, how can I forget Lincoln on him? Oh, he's her favorite movie. He's a great as William Seward, so anyway, we could go on all day about him. But for the sake of time, we'll keep going. So Churchill orders the British Daniel commander at Dover, who is admiral bertram, Ramsay, to send one cruiser 6 destroyers and as many small civilian boats as possible across the channel to evacuate the British soldiers trapped at Dunkirk. And it's interesting Churchill says, come up with a name for the operation and they show Ramsay looking over an electric fan which has dynamo stamped on it. So he names it operation dynamo. I don't know if that's accurate either or not. It's a good story. Meanwhile, back in England Halifax, or back in London, Halifax continues to urge Churchill to negotiate peace terms with the Germans. And this is where Churchill utters the great line. Would you stop interrupting me while I am interrupting you? Which is funny. He said this in the gathering storm too, but not quite as animated. Anyway, Halifax insists that Hitler will be reasonable. Churchill says you can not reason with a Tiger when your head is in his mouth. He's going to resign. Yeah, I think that comes from, I want to say that might come from Shakespeare's. From Churchill's book, one of his books, I think he is. But yes, so anyway, yes, Halifax does threaten to resign.

"william seward" Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily

Everything Everywhere Daily

05:15 min | 2 years ago

"william seward" Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily

"On may ninth. The constitutional union party held its convention in baltimore. The constitutional union party was created by former whig party members from the south who oppose the session and couldn't bring themselves to join either the republicans or the democrats on may ninth. The constitutional union party held its convention in baltimore. The constitutional union party was created by former whig party members from the south who oppose the session and couldn't bring themselves to join either the republicans or the democrats they were basically a status quo party. That didn't want the country to break up yet. Honor what the constitution said about slavery. Their primary appeal was to border states. Their nominee for president was senator john bell of tennessee and for vice president edward everett of massachusetts. This was the only election that the constitutional union party ever fielded a candidate the last party to hold their convention where the republicans they convened on may eighteenth in chicago going into the convention. The leading candidate was senator william seward of new york however there were several other candidates which had significant support amongst the delegates including governor salman chase ohio former representative edward bates of missouri and senator simon cameron of pennsylvania and of course a former congressman from illinois named abraham lincoln going into the convention. Lincoln wasn't even in the top four and consideration for the party nomination the republicans were by far. The most abolitionist party. Although their party platform did not call for the outright. Abolition of slavery on the first ballot seward was not surprisingly the top vote-getter but he didn't have enough to get a majority. The man from illinois was a surprising second. They were then followed by simon cameron. Pennsylvania salman peaches and edward bates seward was considered a radical and he gave speeches that indicated. He thought that war was inevitable. The scared many of the delegates and thought it would make him toxic to too many voters. Salman chase used to be a democrat which turned away. Many former whigs bates was a former member of the know. Nothing party which alienated many the ethnic germans on the second ballot seward actually got a few more votes but lincoln god dramatically more and almost closed the gap on the third ballot. Lincoln took the lead coming within three votes of securing the nomination finally on the fourth ballot support for everyone else collapsed and lincoln was republican nominee for president the republicans. Then show senator. Hannibal hamlin for maine as the vice president. This was the first major party to ever select a presidential ticket without a southerner in american history with four candidates in the mix. There was a lot of gamesmanship going on to become president. You have to win a majority of votes in the electoral college with each state getting electoral votes equivalent to the number of members. They have in congress if there isn't a majority the election is sent to the house of representatives. Were each state. Gets one vote. That has only happened once in history in the election of eighteen. Twenty four the worst case outcome for the southern slave states was a lincoln victory. The majority of the electoral votes were in the northern states. So having the election sent to the house was their best option. Campaigning was highly contentious but mostly focused on getting out the vote. The candidates were so geographically..

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"william seward" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

05:23 min | 2 years ago

"william seward" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Lincoln took the end saw handed him his briefs and through the brief in the trash basket without reading it and told the plaintiffs of the defendants. He has to go. i do so they are blunkett. Wow this is we're going to another break. We're gonna be back a few more minutes folks stick around folks. I'm talking to dr samuel mitchum Whose books have been translated into many languages. An historian who's written many books Documentum i'm just fascinated about so much of what you're saying they're such rich history here But it's disturbing. I mean the picture that you paint of Of lincoln i've heard such things but never In exactly this way he what would account for him putting stanton in his cabinet. Is that the basic idea that you put your enemies in your cabinet. That was it. If your friends close your enemies closer. He was lobbied by our william seward. you know you look at the penny you got abraham lincoln on everybody loves. The lincoln owned a penny Strong merciful determined integrity All of this has been buried. It didn't work that way on the ground. All the time and He felt that he needed stanton Because of the radical republicans who want him on the cabinet and they got him and he was quite frankly. Better secretary of war than this assessor The successors name. Kim rooney was a pennsylvania machine politician highly corrupt He's the one that had the famous quote. An politician is one. Who when he is bought stays out. But abraham lincoln spoke up far. the said Watch that. I do not believe would steal a red hot stove but we get how funny like was. At least i forget. He was full of those Would waza came up with a lot of witnesses but Stan did approve the efficiency improve the efficiency of the were department so he was an asset. You mean more effort until he had lincoln murdered well. He was involved in it. I believe sodas some other historians incidentally this lawrence baker. I told you about who i think. Stanton this being involved in the conspiracy. he was shot twice and lighter survived that but the county dead in his off apartment and the medical. Your topsy said he died of meningitis. Which means in those days had to seal the coffin and buried immediately which they did but the family finally got zooms and the cause of death was arsenic poisoning. He was murdered He wasn't the only one to disappear. John wilkes booth nineteen year old mistress one of them anyway else star She disappeared and so did john. power who was the policemen on duty. When like tonight at least he was supposed to be on duty. Went to a bar and Left lincoln unprotected. Now you gotta consider when booth went into box. She nobody a posting. The president united states didn't then anybody between him an assassin booth fired bullet or feet away and he went in there with one derringer single shot crystal one and i know that was all and the stove or something. He didn't expect any opposition would have been go ahead. That is truly astonishing. A single shot derringer. That was it. Do we know what was the gauge. What was the bullet pros by half an inch diameter forty four so it was a big bullet one shot where at a time So fascinating samuel mitchum. Thank you for being my guess. Congratulations on this new book. The retribution conspiracy to rise confederate secret. Service and congratulations on all your books. I look forward to reading some of them as soon as possible. Thanks also for your time..

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"william seward" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"william seward" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Of classic greb. Yo theater and going back seventy one years april fourteenth nineteen fifty the screen directors playhouse production of. It happens every spring. Ray land reprising his original screen role in the nineteen forty-nine baseball comedy. And we thank you for tuning in on this wednesday hump day. Fourteen of april one hundred fourth day of the year two hundred sixty one days remaining until we get to the end of the year the first abolition society in north america established in seventeen. Seventy five the society for the relief of free negroes unlawfully held in bondage organized in philadelphia by benjamin franklin and benjamin rush noah webster copyrighted the first edition of his dictionary in eighteen twenty eight in eighteen sixty the first pony express riders reached sacramento california. President lincoln shot in ford cedar on this date in eighteen. Sixty five by. John wilkes booth secretary of state william seward and his family attacked in his home in eighteen. Sixty five. By lewis powell. Thomas edison demonstrated the connecticut scope on this date in eighteen. Ninety four a device for peepshow viewing using photographs that flip in sequence a precursor to movies in. I've seen some of those actually in action. It's been about forty fifty years but they work the british passenger liner s. Titanic hit an iceberg in the north atlantic on this date in one thousand nine hundred and sank the following morning. Fifteen hundred three passengers passed away. Here's survivor and our life will hit the water we could see. There was a great big cash. In the titanic and we can see the water rushing into.

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"william seward" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

01:51 min | 2 years ago

"william seward" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Wednesday edition of classic radio theater and going back seventy one years april fourteenth nineteen fifty the screen directors playhouse production of. It happens every spring. Raimo land reprising his original screen role in the nineteen forty nine baseball comedy. And we thank you for tuning in on this wednesday hump day. Fourteen th day of april one hundred four day of the year two hundred sixty one days remaining until we get to the end of the year the first abolition society in north america established in seventeen. Seventy five the society for the relief of free negroes unlawfully held in bondage organized in philadelphia by benjamin franklin and benjamin rush noah webster copyrighted the first edition of his dictionary in eighteen twenty eight in eighteen sixty the first pony express riders reached sacramento california president. Lincoln shot in ford's theater on this date in eighteen. Sixty five by john wilkes booth secretary. State william seward and his family attacked in his home in eighteen. Sixty five by lewis powell. Thomas edison demonstrated the connecticut on this stage in eighteen. Ninety four a device for peepshow viewing using photographs that flip in sequence a precursor to movies. And i've seen some of those actually inaction it's been about forty fifty years but they work the british passenger liner our. Ms titanic hit an iceberg in the north atlantic on this date in one thousand nine hundred twelve and sank the following morning. Fifteen hundred three passengers passed away. Here's a survivor. Our life will hit the water. We could see. There was a great big gash. In the titanic and we could see the.

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The Past and the Curious

03:37 min | 3 years ago

Parents!

"Exploration is dangerous work. There are unknowns challenging landscapes severe weather to contend with, and that's just the tip of the iceberg at extreme locations or just factual, non metaphorical icebergs and everything gets much more difficult. Early. Expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic circles near the north and South Poles were some of the most incredible undertakings in history. Of course there were plenty of failures, but every time someone tried. It helps the people who came after. Learn a little bit more. By the early nineteen hundreds several different parties from many different places had succeeded in exploring the frigid areas and returning to tell the tale. Eight! Adele Tuck was born not too far from this brutal cold, She I opened her eyes in eighteen ninety in Alaska, not far from the city of nome, which is on the West Central Coast at one time. Alaska was known to Americans as seward's folly because Secretary of State William, seward purchased the land from Russia for seven million dollars in eighteen, sixty seven. People thought it was a terrible mistake and a waste of money, but when golden were discovered, there seward was like who's laughing now y'all seward's folly more like seward's stroke of genius that you all were super wrong about L. K. man. We get it. Anyway Alaska would still not even become an official US territory until Ada was a teenager, she was initiate one of the indigenous groups of people native to land. But growing up, she never learned the survival ways and traditions of her tribe. She was raised by missionaries people who moved to the area to set up a school in order to convert people to their religion. It's a circumstance that happened to many native Americans and as a result, many traditions were lost for generations some forever. In school eight learned to read and write English read the Bible and learned cooking and other domestic skills, the reading and writing served her well, but as you might have guessed in a story about exploration, these domestic skills would not go near as far in helping her as more traditional skills like hunting, tracking and survival might have. As a young adult! Sixteen! She married a man named Jack Black. Jiang. Yep. You heard that, right? Jack Black Jack. No. He was not a cartoon outlaw, nor was he a professional poker player. He was a dog musher hauling freight across Alaska on a sled pulled by dogs. Together! They had three kids. Sadly, only one survived a boy named Bennett. But one day, Jack Blackjack left the family high and dry. Up and left her in the middle of nowhere which in Frigid Alaska can be a pretty serious predicament. Though he was not the greatest of guys she did keep his greatest of names and earned her future fame as Ada blackjack. When Jack blackjack deserted her. She was forty miles from their home in known, and she and Ben Walked the entire way back in the bitter Alaskan cold to make matters worse than it was very sick with burke. And infection of the lungs, so ada quite a small woman carried the boy much of the way.

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Eadweard Muybridge, the Man Who Captured Time

The Past and the Curious

09:09 min | 4 years ago

Eadweard Muybridge, the Man Who Captured Time

"Edward Mobridge was born in eighteen thirty and kingston upon teams in England. His birth name was Edward Muggeridge but as he marched through the circumstances dances life he would change his name many times. Such a thing was pretty uncommon in the eighteen hundreds but he was pretty uncommon man. His hometown town was the historical site of coronations where the early British kings were crowned and ceremony and the earliest of. These monarchs were Saxons and perhaps inspired by that the young man would change his name to Mobridge and adopt the old spelling of his first name. Edward The vowel heavy spelling E. A. D. w. e. a. a- are D-. It looks like eat weird but sounds like Edward seeking adventure. He left for America at the age of twenty two telling his grandmother that if he didn't succeed and the lofty goals he had for his own life. He'd never retired. He arrived in New York with a bunch of extra bells and his name and little else he. He worked there for a bit but was thirsty for more. So he left for California soon after it was eighteen fifty-five during the gold rush when scores of people headed west to mind for the valuable metal. He sought his fortune through other means. Though he opened a bookstore in San Francisco the city was growing in the people had money need to spend by most accounts he was mild mannered and his business was pretty successful in the bustling city in eighteen. Sixty he made plans to head back to Europe for. We're a visit and to do some business. But he missed the boat so instead he booked passage on a Coniston goggin across the American continent to head head back east and from there he would sail to his native England. Kind of still go. aggies were the common covered wagon that you see all of the images of westward travel. It was was a fateful trip and the first time that a horse would fundamentally alter his life. These wagons were pulled by horses. The one carrying Mobridge was pulled by a team of six six mustangs but somewhere in Texas the horses pulling his wagon broke loose and started off leaving the wagon cascading on a high narrow trail above Iraqi fall. The driver couldn't get control and the WAGGON tumbled loaded with passengers and their belongings thinking quickly as the accident that was unfolding. Edward tried to cut an escape hole in the wagons cover but in the commotion he was thrown from the vehicle and hit his head on a rock. During the fall he recovered from the head injury in Arkansas. For three months though he had no recollection of the accident. One of the other passengers had to tell oh him what had happened. In addition to some memory problems he now saw everything in a disorienting. Double Vision Edward also displayed definite personality. Finality changes it was a brain injury. And as you might guess these can have a great impact on a person in his case. The injuries came with aggressive episodes. Grandiose thinking and general unusual behavior the people who had known him before noticed a distinct difference in his personality. After recuperating more New York he headed back to England where he stayed for several years when he returned to America in eighteen sixty seven. He considered himself photographer having learned a lot about the new art form and he had acquired some very nice equipment which he had brought with him. It was still a developing art. In fact the I photograph in history was made in France just four years before Edward was even born. By the time he was working eighteen sixties. The technology was still very limited mid and far from the powerful cameras that we carry in our pockets every day. Edwards equipment filled an entire horse cart in addition to the new career as a photographer he also sported an enormous beard and he called himself by a host of new names including Helius. This was not not the same old Edward. His photography made an impact on the world. He had a definite fascination with stopping time. Just a few years after a man named Matthew Brady Changed America by photographing not just the people of the civil war. But the battle scenes and carnage mobridge was documenting in beautiful detail. Some of America's because most amazing and mysterious natural sites. If you've never been to Yosemite Valley you still probably heard about it's staggering beauty. This led to it being being among the first of the land to be designated as national parks but before it welcomed hordes of tourists to gaze at its beauty weighbridge made some of the first and certainly some of the best photographs of the amazing land. Some of them are so amazing. They look like epic landscape paintings soon. Everyone wanted a piece of Edward. Helius Komo Abridge the same year. He came back to America. The Secretary of State William seward negotiated a deal to buy Alaska Lasca from the Russian Empire. But for years this was called seward's icebox or seward's folly because most people thought it was a costly mistake to buy the enormous swath of northern land in an effort to convince people of its value. The government hired Mobridge to join an expedition travel with his immense. It's photo equipment and a darkroom and photograph the Land Resources and native people of the territory. They are some of the most important documents we have of that time time period still today but it was back in California that his fame truly solidified and it was largely. Thanks to a man who would give his name to Stanford University his name was Leland Stanford and he had a problem he was a robber Baron and oh this was a problem for a lot of other people. This wasn't a problem as so called robber. Baron he like several other industrialised of the late eighteen. Hundreds was rich and powerful but he had gotten that way through some pretty shady and morally questionable ways used political influence and connections to get rich not to mention taking advantage of many less fortunate people he had been the governor head of the railroad a Horse Breeder and he owned what was at the time the largest winery in the world on his gigantic estate. He raised eight hundred racehorses. Feeding these horses alone wasn't expensive task in order to do so. He also operated a a sixty acre carrot farm just for food so you may ask yourself what does a guy like this. Have to worry about Mr Muggeridge. I I have a problem. That's not my name. Mr Mobridge have rows riot again. I have gone long again call me. He Leo's Leo's that's right heels as in the ancient Greek personification of the sun being okay. Okay Helius so I have this theory and it's more than a hunch but I just can't prove it and I may or may not have bet money on it so I I need an answer. So how can he LEO's help. Well he'll ios this concerned horses. You see I believe when a horse runs at some point in its stride dried all four of its speed are above the ground so at some point the horse has touching absolutely nothing yet still moving forward but it happened so quickly that I can't be certain. Do you understand yeah. He Leo's digs that. You want me to prove it with Pictures Helius. I'd like that very much which it's going to cost you. Some money got plenty. Don't worry. Coup crackle added now it was actually a pretty common disagreement of the time and Leland with his stable full of horses and pockets. Full of cash was in a unique position to solve it he just needed. Someone like mobridge invest best craziest and most creative photographer in the public eye to solve technical issues when a horse ran. was there ever a moment when all four of its feet were off of the ground many people believed it could not possibly be true. The first tries to capture the airborne image. Each were failures. It was impossible with the cameras of the day to catch the fast horse. At just the right time the beast was just a blur so they went back to the drawing board. The project was derailed by mobridge being the defendant in a murder case which is another story entirely but once that was over they got back to work. More bridge hung white sheets up along the race track. And whiten the track itself with chalk powder this would reflect any an all light which he knew would help. The camera. Camera capture a clear image of the fast horse next. He designed a camera with quick shutter speed. It may have been the first of its kind as most cameras needed a long Exposure to whatever was being photographed people would have to sit still early photographs. So that they didn't show up as a blur that would not work with a galloping horse.

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