The Richmond Bread Riots (1863)

APR 2, 202416 MIN
This Day in Esoteric Political History

The Richmond Bread Riots (1863)

APR 2, 202416 MIN

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<p>It’s April 2nd. This day in 1863, a riot breaks out in the Confederate capitol of Richmond, due to deepening hunger and frustration among residents as the Civil War dragged on.</p><p>Jody, Niki, and Kellie discuss why the war was so brutal for the residents of Richmond, and how the riots revealed the class dynamic within the city as the confederacy waged their war with the north.</p><p>Find out more at <a href="http://thisdaypod.com/"><strong>thisdaypod.com</strong></a></p><p>This Day In Esoteric Political History is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.</p><p>Your support helps foster independent, artist-owned podcasts and award-winning stories.</p><p>If you want to support the show directly, you can do so on our website: <a href="http://thisdaypod.com/"><strong>ThisDayPod.com</strong></a></p><p>Get in touch if you have any ideas for future topics, or just want to say hello. Follow us on social @thisdaypod</p><p>Our team: Jacob Feldman, Researcher/Producer; Brittani Brown, Producer; Khawla Nakua, Transcripts; music by Teen Daze and Blue Dot Sessions; Audrey Mardavich is our Executive Producer at Radiotopia</p>