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Native Americans & Colonists on the Northeastern Coast


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Andrew Lipman, an Assistant Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University and author of The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast (Yale, 2015), leads us on an exploration of the northeastern coastline and of the Native American and European peoples who lived there during the seventeenth century. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/198

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Native American Slavery in New France


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Brett Rushforth, an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Oregon and author of Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France OIEAHC, UNC Press, 2014), leads us on an exploration of a little-known aspect of early American history: the practice of Native American slavery.You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/197

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Information & Communication in the Early American South


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Alejandra Dubcovsky, an Assistant Professor at Yale University and author of Informed Power: Communication in the Early South (Harvard, 2016), takes us through the early American south and how the Native Americans, Europeans, and enslaved Africans who lived there acquired, used, and traded information. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/196

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Old Newgate Prison & Copper Mine


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Morgan Bengel, a Museum Assistant at the Old Newgate Prison and Copper Mine, a Connecticut State Historic Site, helps us investigate both the history of early American mining and the history of early American prisons by taking us on a tour of the Old Newgate Prison and Copper Mine in East Granby, Connecticut. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/195

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Crossroads of Rockland History: Suffern Village, Railroad Museum


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crossroads of rockland historyOn the July, 2018 “Crossroads of Rockland History,” we learned about the Suffern Village Museum and the Suffern Railroad Museum from our very special guest, Craig Long. Before being appointed Ramapo Town Historian and Rockland County Historian, Craig Long began his history career in the 1980s as a charter member of the Suffern Village Museum. This museum and the Suffern Railroad Museum tell the rich history of this important village at the crossroads of the Ramapo region. Continue reading