300: Blasts from the Past: A History of Dynamite in the United States

300: Blasts from the Past: A History of Dynamite in the United States

In the 19th century, dynamite helped transform the nation. It led to the construction of important milestones like the transcontinental railroad and helped create iconic American monuments like Mt. Rushmore. But some people also saw these small explosives as potential weapons and used dynamite to promote violence. Learn more about Smithsonian’s Sidedoor podcast and find episodes: https://www.si.edu/SidedoorBackStory is funded in part by our listeners. You can help keep the episodes coming by supporting the show: https://www.backstoryradio.org/support