Oliveira grew up in the Albany area and is also author of a novel about a Civil War physician, My Name is Mary Sutter. Sutter is a major character in Winter Sisters. Her book was chosen as the Amsterdam Reads selection for 2019. [Read more…] about 19th Century Albany Topic of Historical Novel
This week on The Historians podcast with Bob Cudmore, Frankie Y. Bailey, a criminal justice professor at the University at Albany, discusses issues in the history of crime, such as the popularity of mugshots, and her own career as a criminal mystery writer. [Read more…] about Frankie Bailey On Albany’s Mugshot History
This week on The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore, Sandra Maceyka, vice president of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium (ECSWC), explains a fund raising campaign to build a statue of the women’s rights leader in Stanton’s home town of Johnstown. [Read more…] about Elizabeth Cady Stanton Statue Planned For Johnstown
This week on The Historians podcast, Bob Cudmore tells history stories which were scheduled to be delivered at a cancelled talk. Cudmore was slated to speak at a meeting of the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Historical Society. A power failure led to cancellation.
The stories include: How Sheldon Jackson, born in Minaville, New York, became an important figure in the history of Alaska; connections between the Amsterdam area and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and a look at McClumpha’s, a downtown grocery store in Amsterdam that survived for 100 years. [Read more…] about Montgomery Co: Sheldon Jackson’s Impact on Alaska
This week on The Historians Podcast, Pulitzer Prize finalist Nick Bunker discusses his book, Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity. The book follows Franklin through age 41 and his first electrical discoveries. [Read more…] about Young Benjamin Franklin (Historians Podcast)
This week on The Historians podcast, curator Susanna Fout discusses the Schenectady County Historical Society exhibit: Back in My Day: Childhood, Play, and Schenectady. The exhibit at 32 Washington Avenue focuses primarily on cultural and social influences on childhood in the 20th and 21st century. [Read more…] about Back in the Day: Childhood, Play and Schenectady
This week on The Historians Podcast, James Kaplan, president of the Lower Manhattan Historical Association, discusses the effort to commemorate the site of the Mill Street Synagogue, the first Jewish synagogue in North America. This story was first reported on The New York History Blog.
You can listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about The First North American Synagogue (Historians Podcast)
His grandfather, Joseph Haraden, Sr., was a General Electric engineer who founded the business as a Schenectady Chevrolet dealer in 1919. [Read more…] about Family Dealers: 100 Years Selling Cars
This week on The Historians podcast, Norm Bollen, chairman of the board of the Fort Plain Museum, discusses his book George Washington and the Mohawk Frontier. [Read more…] about George Washington and the Mohawk Frontier
This week on The Historians Podcast, Hudson Valley author Jack Kelly is the guest. Kelly is author of a book on the 1894 Pullman strike, The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America. [Read more…] about The 1894 Pullman Strike (Historians Podcast)