Success In Black And White - The Podcast

87: Buzzwords Busted: The History Behind “Manifest Destiny”

July 20, 2020

A quick Google search for "how can I manifest..." returns 183,000,000 results.  Major influencers like Oprah use the term "manifestation" often, and the President has even used "Manifest Destiny" in the State of the Union address.  We wanted to know more about this term.  So today, we dug deep into history so we could talk about the cultural relevance of this term then and now.  You definitely don't want to miss this episode

Resource mentioned:

National Humanities Center: "Manifest Destiny": http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/nineteen/nkeyinfo/mandestiny.htm

Washington Post: Trump's 'Manifest Destiny' in space revives old phrase to provocative effect: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/02/05/trumps-manifest-destiny-space-revives-old-phrase-provocative-effect/

Scene on Radio podcast series (learn your history): https://www.sceneonradio.org/