Green Mountain Chronicles
Episode 42: Consuelo Northrop Bailey

Episode 42: Consuelo Northrop Bailey

November 17, 2020

For more background on this episode, please visit: https://vermonthistory.org/consuela-northrop-bailey-1954

Episode 40: The Coming of the Bulk Tanks

Episode 40: The Coming of the Bulk Tanks

November 12, 2020

For more background on this episode, visit: https://vermonthistory.org/coming-of-the-bulk-tanks-1954

Episode 39: The Case of Alex B. Novikoff

Episode 39: The Case of Alex B. Novikoff

November 10, 2020

The most noteworthy expression of McCarthyism in Vermont involved the University of Vermont’s 1953 firing of Professor Alex B. Novikoff for the “crime” of invoking the Fifth Amendment before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

For more background on this episode, please visit: https://vermonthistory.org/case-of-alex-b-novikoff-1953

Episode 38: Maple Sugaring

Episode 38: Maple Sugaring

October 29, 2020

For more background on this episode, please visit: https://vermonthistory.org/maple-sugaring-1947

Episode 37: Town Bands

Episode 37: Town Bands

October 27, 2020

For more background on this episode, please visit: https://vermonthistory.org/town-bands-1946

Episode 36: Senator Ralph Flanders

Episode 36: Senator Ralph Flanders

October 22, 2020

For more background on this episode, please visit: https://vermonthistory.org/senator-ralph-flanders-1946

Episode 35: Electricity Comes to Rural Vermont

Episode 35: Electricity Comes to Rural Vermont

October 20, 2020

For more information on this episode, please visit: https://vermonthistory.org/turning-on-the-lights-1943

Episode 34: World War II at Home

Episode 34: World War II at Home

September 3, 2020

Even though the United States did not officially enter World War II until December 8, 1941, Vermonters had been involved—mostly indirectly—in the war effort for over a year.  On September 1940, the Secretary of War ordered units of the Vermont National Guard into active duty; and in October—following the enactment by Congress of the Selective Service Act, creating the first peace-time draft in U.S. history—young Vermont men began receiving draft notices.  Over the winter of 1940-1941, facilities at Fort Ethan Allen were expanded to house the 1,700 men of the Guard and their equipment.  Meanwhile, efforts were underway to gain support for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Lend-Lease plan to assist those nations resisting Germany’s army by providing arms and defense materials, and some Vermont industries began shifting over to war-related production.

 

For more background on this episode, please visit: https://vermonthistory.org/world-war-ii-at-home-1942

Episode 33: Robert Frost, Vermont’s Poet Laureate
Episode 32: Fighting Silicosis, Dust Control in the Granite Industry
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