This week on The Historians Podcast our guest is Sherri Cash, history professor at Utica College, who talks about the ginseng root, which grew wild in upstate New York in the 18th century. A colonial global trading network shipped ginseng to China, where it was prized as a health tonic, in return for tea. Cash recently gave a talk on the subject at Old Fort Johnson in Fort Johnson, NY.
Listen to the podcast here.
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The Historians podcast is also heard on RISE, WMHT’s radio information service for the blind and print disabled in New York’s Capital Region and Hudson Valley. The podcast is broadcast Saturdays at 8:40 am on WCSS 1490 AM and 106.9 FM in Amsterdam and Sundays at 4:30 pm on WBDY-FM-LP (99.5) in Binghamton. The podcast is recorded at Dave Greene’s Eastline Studio.