This week on “The Historians”, retired history professor and Schenectady County native Julia Kirk Blackwelder discusses her most recent book Electric City: General Electric in Schenectady. Blackwelder is an emerita professor at Texas A&M University, where she previously served as head of the history department. She currently lives in Ballston, New York.
Listen to the interview at “The Historians” online archive at http://www.bobcudmore.com/thehistorians/
“The Historians” theme music is “Gloucester Wassail”, performed by Liaisons Plaisantes from their CD, “A Plaisantes Christmas”. Liaisons Plaisantes, who play music from the 1700s, was formed in 2005. Members include Ron Burch, Olof Jansson, Marilee Urbanczyk, Sue-Ann Wheadon and Susan Casler.