36 - With a Whimper
We left off with Garibaldi leading his men out of the doomed city to continue the fight elsewhere. In this episode we’ll follow our intrepid guerrilla leader’s fight to the bitter end, and see the fall of the Republic of Venice, the last holdout against Austria. Then we’ll discuss the revolutions of 1848 and try to make some sense of them - why did they happen, why did they fail, and what did they mean? Then we’ll set the stage for the 1850’s, often called the ‘Decade of Preparation’, in which Piedmont would become ascendant. Download Episode 36
2/2/2015 02:28:28 pm
Hi Benjamin & Adam, recently discovered your podcast & I'm really enjoying it... Keep up the great work! Thought I'd share a book recommendation you may find interesting: "Terroni: All that was done to ensure that the Italians of the south would become southerners” by Pino Aprile. A quick summary can be found at:
2/4/2015 08:52:33 am
Hi Steven - thanks for your message, we're glad you're enjoying the show! And thanks for the book recommendation, I'll look into it, as it touches on something that is central to the legacy of the unification. So far most of the history I’ve talked about hasn’t been very controversial, but people have very strong opinions about this particular part. I’ll have to be careful when writing those episodes, making sure I stick to facts I’m certain about and not engaging in too much speculation. Thanks again!
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Benjamin and Adam are brothers, and are both in grad school studying theoretical chemistry. History is their hobby.