Frederick Douglass Goes to Ireland – Yesterday In Travel
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In the first episode of our second season, we discuss Frederick Douglass’s 1845 trip to Ireland. Douglass goes to Ireland to escape the fervor which followed the publication of his autobiography—and because his new fame meant that his former “owner” might track him down. Douglass’s trip to Ireland would be an inflection point in hisContinue reading “Frederick Douglass Goes to Ireland”
In July 1971, U.S. President Richard Nixon made a stunning announcement. He planned to go to China in 1972, ending decades of animosity between the two countries. Many of his fellow Republicans were horrified. The press was cautiously optimistic. Nixon himself believed the trip would play an important role in his strategy of Cold WarContinue reading ““Only Nixon Could Go to China””
Today, we’re going to Spain. Specifically, to a moment in the late 1950s when Spain revolutionized its economy—and how it viewed tourism. After years of stagnation and war, years in which Spain had closed itself off to the world, the country began to slowly open again. As a result, tourists flocked to Spain’s beaches andContinue reading “Spain’s “Economic Miracle””
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