This week on “The Historians” podcast the guest is Dr. David Wittner, director of the Utica College Center for Historical Research, where they digitize historic documents and sponsor public programs. You can listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about Utica College Emphasizes Digital History
New York State Podcasts
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In school we learn that the war came to an end at Yorktown. But, this lesson omits all of the fighting that took place after Charles, Earl Cornwallis’ surrender in October 1781.
In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Don Glickstein, author of After Yorktown: The Final Struggle for American Independence (Westholme Publishing, 2015), takes us on a whirlwind and global tour of the fighting that took place after Yorktown. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/081
Nearly all politicians agree that we need to reform the American prison system, but they disagree on how to do it. Can gaining historical perspective on this present-day problem help us solve it?
in this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, we investigate early American prisons and prison life with Jen Manion, an Assistant Professor of History at Connecticut College and author of Liberty’s Prisoners: Carceral Culture in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015). You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/080
This week on “The Historians” podcast Albany Times Union reporter Paul Grondahl talks about his recent series of articles on the history of immigration in the Capital District. You can listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about Paul Grondahl On Albany Area Immigration History
But what are the materials that tell historians about past peoples, places, and events?
In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, James Horn, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation, helps us investigate historical sources by taking us on an exploration of historic Jamestown and the types of sources that inform what we know about it. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/079
This week on “The Historians” podcast Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene discuss two of Bob’s recent Daily Gazette columns. One is on the life of Monsignor William Browne, who founded Amsterdam’s St. Mary’s Hospital and the other is a history of the Amsterdam Free Library. You can listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about Montgomery Co: St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam Free Library
Can history help us solve the present-day political and cultural crisis in the United States?
In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, we investigate whether the past might help us with the present with Rachel Shelden, author of Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War (UNCPress, 2013). You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/078
In this episode of the New Netherland Praatjes Podcast Janny Venema chats with Russell Shorto about her more than thirty years of experience working with the documents of New Netherland.
Venema also discusses her life growing up in the Netherlands, her discovery of the early Dutch history of New York, and her books on early Albany and Kiliaen van Rensselaer, the founder of the patroonship of Rensselaerswijck.
To listen to the podcast, click here. [Read more…] about Janny Venema On New Netherland Praatjes Podcast
This week on “The Historians” podcast the guest is journalist David Kinney, co-author of The Devil’s Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich. (HarperCollins, 2015) The co-author is retired FBI expert on cultural property crime Robert Wittman. You can listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about Historians Podcast: The Diary Of A Top Nazi Official
In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, we explore the Oregon Trail past and present with Rinker Buck, author of The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/077