This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Marty Brounstein, author of Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust. The book tells the story of Frans and Mien Wijnakker, two Dutch Christians who sheltered Dutch Jews in World War II. [Read more…] about A Story from the Holocaust in Holland
New York History Podcast Archives
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In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History, Michelle Marchetti Coughlin, author of One Woman’s Colonial World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit (University of Massachusetts Press, 2012), joins us to explore the life of an average woman who lived in early New England.
You can listen to the podcast here.
Pottery was once an important economic driver on Long Island, with readily available clay along the North Shore providing the basis for a profitable industry.
Local collector Mark Smith has made a particular study of one such concern, a business in Huntington that spanned most of the 19th century and into the 20th.
In this episode of The Long Island History Project, Mark relays the history of Brown Brothers (and their Huntington successors and predecesors) using his private collection of pottery as illustration. [Read more…] about Long Island’s Brown Brothers Pottery Podcast
The December 2019 “Crossroads of Rockland History,” featured life-long Rocklander Art Gunther who spoke about what it was like growing up in Spring Valley, NY.
Gunther described how Spring Valley has changed, his fond memories grade school, high school, shopping downtown, and Spring Valley’s history as a resort community. He also spoke about his career as a journalist for the Journal-News as well as his very popular column, “The Column Rule.” [Read more…] about Art Gunther on Rockland County’s Spring Valley History
Benjamin Franklin serves as a great window on to the early American past because as a man of “variety” he pursued many interests: literature, poetry, science, business, philosophy, philanthropy, and politics.
But one aspect of Franklin’s life has gone largely unstudied: his childhood and early life.
Three new episodes of the Capital District Civil War Round Table Podcast are now available.
Author Joseph Collea talked about his book New York and the Lincoln Specials. In the winter of 1861, President-elect Lincoln traveled across New York State on his way to Washington, D.C., as the secession crisis unfolded. In 1865, Lincoln’s body retraced that route before burial in Springfield. Collea covers both journeys including Lincoln’s reception in Buffalo, Albany, and New York City in 1861 and the outpouring of support for the deceased president in 1865. [Read more…] about New Captial District Civil War Round Table Podcasts
This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Leigh Eckmair, village of Gilbertsville and town of Butternuts historian in Otsego County, New York. She explains why the village of Gilbertsville has been named an historic district. [Read more…] about Historic Buildings in Gilbertsville, NY (Podcast)
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History, Thomas Wickman, an Associate Professor of History and American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and author of Snowshoe Country: An Environmental and Cultural Winter in the Early American Northeast (Cambridge University Press, 2018), joins us to investigate how Native Americans and early Americans experienced and felt about winter during the 17th and early 18th centuries.
This week on The Historians Podcast, Marta McDowell discusses her book about a 19th century American poet, Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life. McDowell was gardener-in-residence last year at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts. [Read more…] about Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life
How did early Americans educate their children? How and when did Americans create a formal system of public education?
In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Johann Neem, a Professor of History at Western Washington University and author of Democracy’s Schools: The Rise of Public Education in America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017), joins us to further explore how early Americans educated their children and how early American children learned the trades they would practice later in life.