history http://kgou.org en Oklahoma's Early Banking An Era Of 'Wild West Capitalism' http://kgou.org/post/oklahomas-early-banking-era-wild-west-capitalism <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Overzealous railroad builders and near-constant debates over the merits of gold vs. silver led to the worst financial crisis the United States had ever seen toward the end of the </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century.</span></p><p>By the time the dust had settled after the Panic of 1893, the U.S. comptroller of the currency's annual report indicated 573 national, state, private, and savings banks as well as loan, trust and mortgage companies failed during the year.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:04:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 32369 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma's Early Banking An Era Of 'Wild West Capitalism' How Abraham Lincoln Used 701 Words To "Bind Up The Nation's Wounds" http://kgou.org/post/how-abraham-lincoln-used-701-words-bind-nations-wounds <p></p><p>A little over a month before his assassination, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his <a href="http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/lincoln2.asp">second inaugural address</a> as the Civil War drew to a close.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:14:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 27217 at http://kgou.org How Abraham Lincoln Used 701 Words To "Bind Up The Nation's Wounds" World Views: October 25, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-october-25-2013 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss record levels of smog&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">that are forcing the closure of schools and businesses in Northeast China, and heavy-handed tactics by Russia toward its former Soviet neighbors.</span></p><p>University of Oklahoma historian <a href="http://cas.ou.edu/kyle-harper">Kyle Harper</a> joins the program to talk about how smallpox and the bubonic plague contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire. His latest project focuses on t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he effects of disease and climate change on the history of civilization.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 15963 at http://kgou.org World Views: October 25, 2013 Germ Theory: How Disease And Climate Change Toppled The Roman Empire http://kgou.org/post/germ-theory-how-disease-and-climate-change-toppled-roman-empire <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Oklahoma historian </span><a href="http://cas.ou.edu/kyle-harper" style="line-height: 1.5;">Kyle Harper</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says there have been thousands of answers to what caused the fall of the Roman Empire. </span>Overexpansion<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, economics, and the rise of Christianity are all valid explanations, but he’s exploring the role of disease and climate change.</span></p><p>“When we look back at the Roman Empire now, we can see that changes in the Romans' environment, both the climate, but also the kind of species that live in and around humans, especially pathogens, play an enormous role in the collapse,” Harper says.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:18:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot & Matt Addison 15915 at http://kgou.org Germ Theory: How Disease And Climate Change Toppled The Roman Empire How Coffee Influenced The Course Of History http://kgou.org/post/how-coffee-influenced-course-history Coffee is a powerful beverage. On a personal level, it helps keep us awake and active. On a much broader level, it has helped shape our history and continues to shape our culture.<p>Coffee plants grow wild in Ethiopia and were probably used by nomadic tribes for thousands of years, but it wasn't until the 1400s that people figured out they could roast its seeds. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 07:24:00 +0000 editor 4474 at http://kgou.org How Coffee Influenced The Course Of History Why ''Advancing American Art'' Was Interrupted http://kgou.org/post/why-advancing-american-art-was-interrupted <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">On March 2, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ou.edu/fjjma" style="color: rgb(39, 117, 170);" target="_blank">Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art</a>&nbsp;opened a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artinterrupted.org/" style="color: rgb(39, 117, 170);" target="_blank">recently-reassembled exhibit</a>&nbsp;of modern American art the U.S. State Department recalled from an overseas tour in the 1940’s.</span></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:46:33 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 1097 at http://kgou.org Why ''Advancing American Art'' Was Interrupted