Jamestown Colonists’ Water, U.S. Water Rights, the Mississippi River, and Other Water Topics in American History Featured in Several Episodes of “BackStory with the American History Guys,” from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

BackStory with the American History Guys, produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and available online at http://backstoryradio.org/, seeks to bring historical perspective to current events.  Broadcast episodes run about an hour and are available online as podcasts.

Some recent water-related episodes include the following:
Tapped Out: Thirsting for Fresh Water, 52 minutes, 3/27/15 (re-broadcast), exploring the history of water rights and access in the United States; it includes a segment on water use and contamination by the English colonists at Jamestown; online at http://backstoryradio.org/shows/tapped-out/?autoplay=true.

Island Hopping, 59 minutes, 3/20/15, on the role of islands in American History, online at http://backstoryradio.org/shows/islands/.

That Lawless Stream: A History of the Mississippi River, 52 minutes, 6/14/13, online at http://backstoryradio.org/shows/that-lawless-stream/.

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