Larry Samuel is an author and historian whose book Making Long Island: A History of Growth and the American Dream (History Press, 2023) looks at the development of Long Island throughout the 20th Century. [Read more…] about Making Long Island: A History of Growth and the American Dream
New York State History Podcasts
We publish several podcast announcements each week. You can find them all below.
If you produce a podcast about an aspect of New York State and want to have it noticed here at the New York Almanack, e-mail editor John Warren at email@example.com
Wilson attended two Continental Congresses, signed of the Declaration of Independence, and helped draft the U.S. Constitution. A leading legal theorist, he was one of the first four Associate Justices appointed to the Supreme Court by George Washington. In his capacity as the first professor of law at the College of Philadelphia (later to become the University of Pennsylvania), he taught the first course on the new Constitution to President Washington and his Cabinet in 1789 and 1790. [Read more…] about James Wilson & The US Constitution
This week on the Historians Podcast, Gridiron Legacy: Pro Football’s Missing Origin Story (The Story Plant, 2023) author Gregg Ficery traces what became the National Football League back to teams which played in Ohio and Pennsylvania starting in 1892. [Read more…] about The Origins of the National Football League
This week on the Historians Podcast, author Christopher C. Gorham discusses his biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman aide Anna Rosenberg, The Confidante: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Helped Win WW II and Shape Modern America (Citadel Press, 2023).
Anna Rosenberg was dubbed by Life magazine as “far and away the most important woman in the American government.” From New York City, Rosenberg devised a plan that helped diversify the ranks of factory workers during the Second World War. She also served as deputy defense secretary during the Korean War. [Read more…] about Anna Rosenberg: A Key Aide to FDR and Truman
On this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Anne Marie Lane Jonah, a historian with the Parks Canada Agency, explores the history of Prince Edward Island and why Great Britain and France fought over the Canadian Maritime region.
2020 commemorated the 300th anniversary of French presence on Prince Edward Island. [Read more…] about 300 Years of French Settlement at Prince Edward Island
On this episode of the A New York Minute in History Podcast, Devin Lander and Lauren Roberts tell the story of the Fox sisters of Rochester, NY, who rose to fame as early practitioners of modern spiritualism in the 19th Century. [Read more…] about The Fox Sisters and the “Great American Hoax”
This week on The Historians podcast, a highlights episode with excerpts from podcasts stories about 1876, the year that defined the American West; pre-Hollywood filmmaking in New York State; female war correspondent Dickey Chapelle; the story of Adirondack serial killer Robert Garrow; a 1939 submarine rescue; Christina Baker Kline on the Orphan Train movement; and a new historical novel, Witness to the Revolution. [Read more…] about A Historians Podcast Highlights Show
Hundreds of men from Orange County, NY, the setting for the novel, served in the rebel militia. However, many residents remained loyal to King George III. Both sides had spy networks. Many in the county were divided within families. [Read more…] about Witness to the Revolution: A New Historical Novel Set in New York
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Matthew Powell, a historian of slavery and southern history and the Executive Director of the La Pointe-Krebs House & Museum, leads us on an investigation of the Mississippi Gulf Coast during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast was the home of many different peoples, cultures, and empires during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. According to some historians, the Gulf Coast region may have been the most diverse region in early North America. [Read more…] about The Mississippi Gulf Coast in the 17th and 18th Centuries
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Claire Casey, a National Park Service interpretative ranger at the Ste. Geneviève National Historical Park, joins us to explore the early American history of Ste. Geneviève. [Read more…] about Ste Geneviéve National Historical Park