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The best history book I read this year was Kate Mazur's Until Justice Be Done - a lot has been written on the abolition movement prior to the Civil War. In her book, Mazur helps bring the pre-Civil War Civil Rights movement to life - helping to understand its causes, the framework it was working, and how it evolved.
I've really enjoyed The Rest is History's World Cup Tour - they've done a different show highlighting an aspect of history from each of the nations that qualified for the World Cup. I've really enjoyed it and learned a lot.
- Slow Burn always does really good, in-depth reporting about one particular event. I haven't yet listened to the Roe v. Wade season from this year, but I know it's going to be amazing.
- Stuff the British Stole is produced in Australia and looks at how particular objects in various British institutions/museums speaks to a moment in history and the colonial/imperial relationships that still exist today to some extent. I really liked the episode about the Pekingese dogs and the history of the looting of the Summer Palace in China.