This week on The Historians Podcast, Christopher Philippo, a historian from Bethlehem, NY, joins us. He is editor of The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories. Stories include The Green Huntsman and The Christmas Ghost. [Read more…] about Christmas Ghost Stories (Podcast)
New York State Podcasts
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In the latest episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” Clare Sheridan welcomed Tess McCormack. McCormack discussed her new book Shopping List for Murder, the true story of a young girl’s horrific experiences long before the “Me Too” movement would usher in intolerance of abuse, and the courageous Rockland County lawyer who fought for her future. McCormack spoke about her connection to this true crime saga and what inspired her to write the book. [Read more…] about Shopping List for Murder On Crossroads of Rockland History
On this episode of The Historians Podcast, Ashley Hopkins-Benton recounts the life of sculptor and stone worker Henry DiSpirito, who became artist in residence at Utica College. Hopkins-Benton is author of Breathing Life Into Stone: The Sculpture of Henry DiSpirito. She is also a senior historian and curator of social history at the New York State Museum in Albany. [Read more…] about Utica Sculptor Henry DiSpirito
Empire, slavery, and constant warfare interacted with each other in the Atlantic World. Which brings us to our question: In what ways did the Atlantic World and its issues contribute to the American Revolution?
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast about Early American History, Tyson Reeder, an editor of the Papers of James Madison and author of Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots: Free Trade in the Age of Revolution (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019), helps us see how smuggling and trade in the Luso-Atlantic, or Portuguese-Atlantic World contributed to the development and spread of ideas about free trade and republicanism.
This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is retired Army Colonel Dave Cummings who discusses efforts to research St. Joseph’s Shrine and its nearby cemetery in the Adirondack hill town of Bleecker, NY.
Constructed in the 1850s, St. Joseph’s Church, torn down in 1919, was the first Roman Catholic Church built in Fulton County. [Read more…] about Researching Fulton County’s First Roman Catholic Church
This week on The Historians Podcast, John Woodward tells us about the bicentennial of Rotterdam, NY, a town in Schenectady County. Woodward chairs Rotterdam’s bicentennial committee and previously served 25 years as Schenectady County Clerk. [Read more…] about Rotterdam, NY, Celebrates Its Bicentennal
For four months during the summer of 1787, delegates from the thirteen states met in Philadelphia to craft a revised Constitution that would define the government of the United States. It took them nearly the entire time to settle on the method for selecting the President, the Chief Executive. What they came up with is a system of indirect election where the states would select electors who would then cast votes for President and Vice President. Today we call these electors the Electoral College.
In this final episode of the Ben Franklin’s World series on Elections in Early America, we explore the origins and early development of the Electoral College and how it shaped presidential elections in the first decades of the United States with Alexander Keyssar and Frank Cogliano.
This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Rob Swigart, author of the historical novel Mixed Harvest: Stories of the Human Past. Swigart describes how a prehistoric nomadic population in Europe transitioned to more permanent settlements. [Read more…] about When Europeans Settled Down (Podcast)
What did this new American government look like? Who could participate in this new American democracy? And what was it like to participate in this new democracy?
On the October 2020 episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” Clare Sheridan welcomed Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey who reflected on her career as Congresswoman from the 17th District of New York, and then Becky Savell appeared to discuss the life and career of her grandmother Historian Isabelle Savell. After a career as a journalist, and then working for Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Isabelle Savell authored many books, including Ladies Lib: How Rockland Women Got The Vote. [Read more…] about Politics & History On The Crossroads of Rockland History Podcast