This week on The Historians Podcast, Katie Turner Getty discusses the prison ships that the British used to hold prisoners of war during the American Revolution. Turner Getty, a Boston lawyer and independent historian, addressed this topic at a conference sponsored by the Fort Plain NY Museum. She writes articles that appear in the Journal of the American Revolution. [Read more…] about British Prison Ships in the American Revolution
New York State Podcasts
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What role did religion play in the American Revolution?
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History Katherine Carté, author of Religion and the American Revolution: An Imperial History (Omohundro Institute & UNC Press, 2021), joins us to investigate the role of religion in the American Revolution.
The September 2021 episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” was a two-part episode. First, host Clare Sheridan read “The True Story of Major André’s Toe,” as written by Palisades Historian Alice Gerard. (The story appeared in the HSRC’s South of the Mountains history quarterly).
This story is relevant right now, because one hundred years ago, Major John André’s remains were exhumed by order of the Duke of York and moved from Tappan, NY (the site of André’s hanging) to Westminster Abbey. Part 2 revisited our interview with author Mary Beth Keane about her book Fever, the historical fiction exploration of Mary Mallon, a.k.a. Typhoid Mary — a story of that is more relevant today than ever. [Read more…] about Major André’s Toe & Typhoid Mary on Rockland Co Podcast
RISE volunteers read articles from newspapers, periodicals and books to audiences who would otherwise be unable to access such information. RISE also carries each episode of The Historians Podcast. [Read more…] about WMHT’S Radio Information for the Blind History
The most recent episode of Empire State Engagements features a conversation with Dr. Michael B. Boston of SUNY Brockport about his revisionist work on the business strategy of Booker T. Washington and his efforts to increase African-American entrepreneurship in New York City, the subject of Dr. Boston’s latest article for the academic journal New York History. [Read more…] about Booker T. Washington and Black Entrepreneurship
The latest episode of A New York Minute In History details the “Burned Over District” and how upstate New York became a “cauldron” of emergent religions and alternative communities during the 19th century. How did the Burned Over District collide with state and national history? And what role did the Erie Canal play in establishing it?
These new religions contributed to the creation of alternative communities, such as the Ebenezers and the Oneida Community, and how this predication for communal living was revisited in New York during the 1960s. [Read more…] about New History Podcast Features ‘Burned Over District’
This week on The Historians Podcast, New York City correspondent Jim Kaplan with the story of Richard Rescorla, the English born security director of Morgan Stanley. Rescorla died while saving the lives of thousands of Morgan Stanley employees at the World Trade Center when the twin towers in lower Manhattan were attacked by two passenger planes piloted by Islamic terrorists on September 11th, 2001. [Read more…] about 9-11 Heroism The Subject of Historians Podcast
To understand the early American history of North America, we need to investigate and understand North America as an Indigenous space. A place where Native American populations, politics, religion, and trade networks prevailed for centuries before and after the arrival of Europeans and enslaved Africans. [Read more…] about The Blackfeet: A History Podcast
This week on The Historians Podcast, the late Tom Flynn of the Center for Inquiry is heard discussing Central New York’s Freethought Trail, including the Dresden, NY birthplace of the 19th century’s best known agnostic speaker, Robert Green Ingersoll.
Tom Flynn was interviewed for this podcast in July. On August 23rd The Center for Inquiry reported Tom Flynn had died. He was 66. Condolences to his friends and family. [Read more…] about The Late Tom Flynn On The Freethought Trail in Central New York
This week on The Historians Podcast, Leader Herald newspaper columnist Peter Betz has documented how Johnstown celebrated the Fourth of July 200 years ago with cannon shots, a parade and celebration at a local hotel. Some Revolutionary War veterans were still alive for these festivities. Betz also has details on Johnstown native Enos Throop who served as governor of New York from 1829 to 1832. [Read more…] about Celebrating July 4th in Johnstown 200 Years Ago; NY Gov Enos Throop