In the United States, we use the Constitution and Bill of Rights to understand and define ourselves culturally. Americans are a people with laws and rights that are protected by the Constitution because they are defined in the Constitution. And the place where the Constitution defines and outlines our rights is within its First Ten Amendments, the Bill of Rights. [Read more…] about Bill of Rights: Creating the First Ten Amendments
New York History Podcast Archives
We publish several podcast announcements each week. You can find them all here.
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This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Ballston Spa author and historian David Fiske who questions the persistent claim that Ballston Spa native and Civil War general Abner Doubleday invented the game of baseball in Cooperstown. [Read more…] about Ballston Spa’s Abner Doubleday and Baseball
In this episode, we explore the Legend of Danskammer, a point on New York’s Hudson River that is remembered for being an ancient ritual site of the Lenape.
With help from Native American author and historian Evan Pritchard, we explore the Lenape worldview and learn about the tales of rituals, sacrifice, and superstitions that colonial settlers heard which led many to believe they worshiped the devil. We also explore the sites role during various phases of Hudson River history. [Read more…] about Legend of Danskammer Point: The Devil’s Dance Chamber
This episode begins our 4th Doing History series. Over the next four episodes, we’ll explore the early American origins of the Bill of Rights as well as the history of the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment will serve as our case study so we can see where our rights come from and how they developed from the early American past. [Read more…] about How The Bill of Rights Developed
This week on The Historians Podcast, Charles Postel discusses his book Equality: An American Dilemma 1866-1896. Postel follows three major political and social movements which tried to bring about more equality in America: the Grange, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and the Knights of Labor. [Read more…] about The Grange, Temperance and the Knights of Labor (Podcast)
This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Eric Schnitzer, Saratoga National Historical Park ranger, who is author of Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga-1777: The Turning Point of the Revolutionary War in Paintings, Artifacts, and Historical Narrative. Don Troiani is an historical and military artist. [Read more…] about 1777 Campaign to Saratoga Podcast
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Catherine O’Donnell, an Associate Professor of History at Arizona State University and author of Elizabeth Seton: American Saint (Cornell University Press, 2018), helps us investigate answers to these questions by taking us through the life of the United States’ first saint: Elizabeth Ann Seton [Read more…] about Elizabeth Seton, An Early American Life
In this episode of the podcast Someone Lived Here, Kendra Gaylord explores the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage in the Bronx. This unassuming cottage was the final home of the writer Edgar Allan Poe and the home his young wife and cousin, Virginia Clemm Poe, died in.
Walking through the small cottage the poet, his addiction and his writing are further explained. Gaylord describes the items he and Virginia owned including a rocking chair, a mirror, and the bed Virginia died in. [Read more…] about Someone Lived Here: Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
This week on The Historians Podcast, Duncan White talks about Howard Fast, Boris Pasternak, Mary McCarthy and other authors White describes in his book: The Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged The Literary Cold War. [Read more…] about Literary Cold War: The Historians Podcast
What role do maps play in making empires?
Christian Koot is a Professor of History at Towson University and the author of A Biography of a Map in Motion: Augustine Herrman’s Chesapeake (NYU Press, 2017). Christian has researched and written two books about the seventeenth-century Anglo-Dutch World go better understand empires and how they are made. He joins us in this episode of Ben Franklin’s World to take us through his research and to share what one specific map, Augustine Herrman’s 1673 map Virginia and Maryland, reveals about empire and empire making. [Read more…] about Mapping Empire in the Chesapeake