The Youth Vote

Ep. 1 Voting in America: The History You Never Learned in School

Episode Summary

We're kicking off our Voting In America series with a history lesson. We discuss the way presidential elections work, and how the electoral college has historic roots in white supremacy. White men have had the right to vote since the writing of the Constitution, but everyone else has had to fight for it. Listen to learn the ways our past is shaping the present.

Episode Notes

Today's guests include:

Eliza Canty-Jones, public historian at the Oregon Historical Society.

Alex Keyssar, Professor of History and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. 

Jan Dilg, historian with the Oregon Women's History Consortium