This week on The Historians Podcast, professor Peter Ward explores the history of personal cleanliness over the past 400 years in Europe and North America in his book The Clean Body. [Read more…] about History of Personal Cleanliness (Podcast)
New York State Podcasts
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Why did Europeans and Americans enslave Africans? How did they justify their actions?
This episode of A New York Minute in History recalls the “Miracle on Ice,” when the U.S. Men’s Hockey team upset the Soviet Union in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. [Read more…] about 40 Years After An Olympic Miracle
Controversy has developed involving American Revolution advocate Thomas Paine and neglect of historic sites dedicated to Paine’s memory in New Rochelle in Westchester County. This week on The Historians Podcast, New Rochelle resident and historian Jim Kaplan explains the issue. Kaplan was author of an essay on the subject in the New York History Blog. [Read more…] about Controversy Over New Rochelle’s Thomas Paine Sites
The answer to this question depends on whether you explore the views of a British imperial officer, such as the King of England, or a colonist who lived in one of the North American or Caribbean colonies.
The February 2020 “Crossroads of Rockland History,” focused on Just Call Me Lucky, a new book about Hezekiah Easter. Based on extensive personal interviews and written in the “as told to” style by Elizabeth Vallone, the book highlights Easter’s many contributions to the Rockand County community, including his work as the first African American to hold elected office in Rockland County, his tireless efforts to preserve Mount Moor Cemetery, and much more. [Read more…] about Rockland Co African-American Pioneer Hezekiah Easter
This week on The Historians Podcast, Malta town historian Paul Perreault has the story of a famous drawing of Andersonville Prison in Georgia done by a Union prisoner, Thomas O’Dea. Perreault also has an account of the Saratoga Battlefield and the story of a fighting chaplain in World War I, Reverend Francis Kelly. [Read more…] about A Famous Drawing Of An Infamous Prison
How did the Atlantic World bring so many different peoples and cultures together? How did this large intermixing of people and cultures impact the development of colonial America?
In this episode of Kaatscast, hear from Jon Ham and Bob Gildersleeve about the grand hotels that attracted visitors to the Catskills at the turn of the century, and the trains that got them there. Also… “mutton?!” How one hotel’s refusal to serve chicken led to the construction of a famous competitor. [Read more…] about Catskill’s Grand Hotels and Railroad Travel (Podcast)
This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Maria Riccio Bryce who discusses her musical production Home Again which deals with her hometown of Amsterdam, NY. The production can be seen February 21-23 at Amsterdam High School. Proceeds benefit Amsterdam Free Library. [Read more…] about Musical Highlights Amsterdam History