On The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore, Warren Garling tells how his career as a radio disc jockey began at a young age in his memoir, I’ll Have to Ask My Mom: A Radio Journey Using the on-air name Chris Warren, Garling is still heard on Capital District radio today. [Read more…] about It All Began at a Small Radio Station in Schenectady
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But what precisely is the work that mothers do to raise children? Has the nature of mothers, motherhood, and the work mothers do changed over time?
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Nora Doyle, an Assistant Professor of History at Salem College in North Carolina, has combed through the historical record to find answers to these questions. Specifically, she’s sought to better understand the lived and imagined experiences of mothers and motherhood between the 1750s and 1850s. [Read more…] about Motherhood in Early America
The town of Islip in Suffolk County is celebrating its 335th anniversary so The Long Island History Project is celebrating with this look back at a forgotten family of the area. William Handy Ludlow married Frances Louisa Nicoll, joining one of the oldest families in the region. Their share of the ancestral estate included today’s Oakdale and West Sayville as well as St. John’s Episcopal Church, built in the 1700s. [Read more…] about The Ludlows of Suffolk County
A recent edition of the Capital District Civil War Round Table Podcast features Naval historian Chuck Veit who talked about his book Natural Genius: Brutus de Villeroi and the U. S. Navy’s First Submarine. Veit discussed the history of submarines and the remarkable life of French inventor Brutus de Villeroi, the man responsible for building the U. S. Navy’s first submarine. [Read more…] about Podcast: Brutus de Villeroi and the U. S. Navy’s First Submarine
On The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore, Roger Higgins, author of Billy Gogan Gone Fer Soldier, tells about his historical novel concerning an Irish immigrant to America and his experiences in the Intervención estadounidense en México, the Mexican War, in the 1840s. [Read more…] about A Historical Novel of the Mexican War
The May episode of the Capital District Civil War Round Table Podcast was recorded in Galway, Ireland, with National University of Ireland Galway professor Enrico Dal Lago.
Dal Lago talked about his new book Civil War and Agrarian Unrest: The Confederate South and Southern Italy. The book places the American Civil War in the global context by comparing and connecting it to the Great Brigandage in Southern Italy in the 1860s. While historians have spent years looking at nation-building and social revolution in nineteenth-century Europe, Dal Lago offers a fresh perspective of the American Civil War by comparing it to the agrarian uprising that occurred in Southern Italy during Italian unification. [Read more…] about Civil War Podcast: The Confederate South and Southern Italy
This week on The Historians Podcast, Victoria Riskin, a psychologist and movie/TV producer, is author of a book about her parents Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir. Fay Wray was in the original King Kong and over 100 other movies. Robert Riskin was a highly-regarded screenwriter. [Read more…] about Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir
This week on The Historians Podcast, Richard Ratajak, now 87, looks back on his life as a paper boy in Amsterdam, NY, a soldier in the Korean War, and a priest in training who served summers at the Shrine of the North American Martyrs in Auriesville, NY. Ratajak left the priesthood to marry the woman he loved and held jobs in state government as he gradually lost his eyesight. He worked for the state agency that helped blind people find meaningful work and served on the board of RISE, WMHT’s radio service for the blind. [Read more…] about An 87-Year Old Recalls A Mohawk Valley Life
Roughly three-quarters of Americans in British North America and the early United States considered themselves to be farmers. So how did early Americans establish farms and what were the rhythms of their daily lives?
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Richard Bushman, the Gouverneur Morris Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, joins us to investigate farms and farm life in early America with details from his book, The American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century: A Social and Cultural History. [Read more…] about Farms & Farm Families in Early America
This week on The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore, Bruce Chadwick, author of The General and Mrs. Washington: The Untold Story of a Marriage and a Revolution talks about joy and tragedy in the lives of George and Martha Washington. Chadwick was a featured speaker at the George Washington Symposium organized earlier this year by the Fort Plain Museum. [Read more…] about Bruce Chadwick: The General and Mrs. Washington