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 Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples with Lucianne Lavin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:00

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Lucianne Lavin, author of Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples: What Archeology, History, and Oral Traditions Teach Us About Their Communities and Their Cultures. More than 10,000 years ago, people settled on lands that now lie within the boundaries of the state of Connecticut. Leaving no written records and scarce archaeological remains, these peoples and their communities have remained unknown to all but a few archaeologists and other scholars. This pioneering book is the first to provide a full account of Connecticut’s indigenous peoples, from the long-ago days of their arrival to the present day. Lucianne Lavin draws on exciting new archaeological and ethnographic discoveries, interviews with Native Americans, rare documents including periodicals, archaeological reports, master’s theses and doctoral dissertations, conference papers, newspapers, and government records, as well as her own ongoing archaeological and documentary research. She creates a fascinating and remarkably detailed portrait of indigenous peoples in deep historic  times before European contact and of their changing lives during the past 400 years of colonial and state history. Lucianne Lavin is Director of Research and Collections at the Institute for American Indian Studies, a research museum and educational center in Washington, CT. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from NY University.  She is an archaeologist who has over 30 years of research and field experience in Northeastern archaeology and anthropology.  Dr. Lavin has written over 100 professional publications and technical reports on the archaeology and ethnohistory of the Northeast. For more details and upcoming schedule see:

 The 300th Anniversary of the Old State House in Boston | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:00

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Nathaniel Sheidley, the historian of the Old State House in Boston, Massachusetts. This year the Old State House in Boston is celebrating its 300th anniversary. In celebration of this occasion Marian Pierre-Louis, host of Fieldstone Commons takes a tour on-site at the Old State House to learn about the significant contributions made to United States history, particularly around the time of the American Revolution. Marian is hosted on the tour by Old State House Historian, Nathaniel Sheidley. Join us for an up close look at American history. Dr. Nathaniel Sheidley is the senior Historian and Director of Public History at the Bostonian Society.  Originally from Connecticut, Dr. Sheidley attended Stanford University as an undergraduate and received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University.  Prior to joining the Bostonian Society, Dr. Sheidley was a member of the faculty at Wellesley College, where he taught American History for ten years.  Dr. Sheidley has written and taught courses about a wide range of subjects, including Native American history, gender history, and the history of the American Revolution.  Most recently, Dr. Sheidley authored the entry on the American Revolution for the 2011 edition of The World Book Encyclopedia.  He is currently finishing a plate on the American Revolution in Boston for The Atlas of Boston History. For more details and upcoming schedule see:  

 Margaret Fuller A New American Life with Megan Marshall | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:00

LIVE: THURSDAY, 18 July 2013 at 1:00pm EDT This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Megan Marshall, author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life. From an early age, Margaret Fuller provoked and dazzled New England’s intellectual elite. Her famous Conversations changed women’s sense of how they could think and live; her editorship of the Transcendentalist literary journal the Dial shaped American Romanticism. Marshall tells the story of how Fuller, tired of Boston, accepted Horace Greeley’s offer to be the New-York Tribune’s front-page columnist. The move unleashed a crusading concern for the urban poor and the plight of prostitutes, and a late-in-life hunger for passionate experience. In Italy as a foreign correspondent, Fuller took a secret lover, a young officer in the Roman Guard; she wrote dispatches on the brutal 1849 Siege of Rome; and she gave birth to a son. Yet, when all three died in a shipwreck off Fire Island shortly after Fuller’s fortieth birthday, the sense and passion of her life’s work were eclipsed by tragedy and scandal. Marshall’s inspired account brings an American heroine back to indelible life. Megan Marshall is the author of The Peabody Sisters, which won the Francis Parkman Prize, the Mark Lynton History Prize, the Massachusetts Book Award in Nonfiction, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography and memoir.A recipient of Guggenheim and NEH fellowships, Marshall teaches narrative nonfiction and the art of archival research in the MFA program at Emerson College.   For more details and upcoming schedule see: Photo credit: Eric Antoniou

 Here is Where with Andrew Carroll | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:00

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Andrew Carroll, author of Here is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History. Here Is Where chronicles Andrew Carroll’s eye-opening – and at times hilarious -- journey across America to find and explore unmarked historic sites where extraordinary moments occurred and remarkable individuals once lived. How many unmarked places are there where intriguing events have unfolded and that we walk past every day, not realizing their significance? To answer that question, Carroll ultimately trekked to every region of the country. Among the things he learned:   *Where in North America the oldest sample of human DNA was discovered   * Where America’s deadliest maritime disaster took place, a calamity worse than the fate of the Titanic   *Which virtually unknown American scientist saved hundreds of millions of lives   *How a 14-year-old farm boy’s brainstorm led to the creation of television   Here Is Where is thoroughly entertaining, but it’s also a profound reminder that the places we pass by often harbor amazing secrets and that there are countless other astonishing stories still out there, waiting to be found.  Andrew Carroll is the editor of several New York Times bestsellers, including Letters of a Nation, Behind the Lines, and War Letters, which inspired an acclaimed PBS documentary. Carroll's book Operation Homecoming was the inspiration for an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning film.   For more details and upcoming schedule see: Photo credit: Chris Carroll  

 Betsy Ross and the Making of America with Marla Miller | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:00

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Marla Miller, author of Betsy Ross and the Making of America. Beyond the legend of the creation of the American flag, we know very little about the facts of Betsy Ross’ life. Perhaps with one snip of her scissors she convinced the nation’s future first president that five-pointed stars suited better than six. Perhaps not. Miller recovers for the first time the full story of Betsy Ross, sharing the woman as she truly was. Miller pieces together the fascinating life of this little-known and much beloved figure, showing that she is important to our history not just because she made a flag, but because she embraced the resistance movement with vigor, reveled in its triumphs, and suffered its consequences. Marla Miller, a historian of early American women and work, has made a career uncovering the lives of women who left little in the way of documentary record. She is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and directs the Public History program there. She has won the Organization of American Historians' Lerner-Scott Prize for the best dissertation on women's history and the 1997 Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Colonial History. For more details and upcoming schedule see:

 The North End with Alex Goldfeld | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Alex Goldfeld, author of The North End: A Brief History of Boston's Oldest Neighborhood. Before evolving into a thriving 'Little Italy, Boston's North End saw a tangled parade of military, religious and cultural change. Home to prominent historical figures such as Paul Revere, this neighborhood also played host to Samuel Adams and the North End Caucus- which masterminded the infamous Boston Tea Party- as well as the city's first African-American church. From the Boston Massacre to Revere's heroic ride, the North End embodies almost four centuries of strife and celebration, international influence and true American spirit. A small but storied stretch of land, the North End remains the oldest neighborhood in one of the country's most historic cities. For nearly a decade, Alex R. Goldfeld has been creating and leading tours of Boston's historic neighborhoods, most notably the North End, Beacon Hill and Roxbury. He has conducted research and assisted in planning for local organizations, including the Nichols House Museum, the First Church in Roxbury and the Vilna Shul. Goldfeld also served as director of operations at Boston's Museum of African American History, where he oversaw the visitor experience, managed the historic sites and facilitated tours of the Black Heritage Trail. He holds a Master of Arts in History from the University of Massachusetts Boston and lives with his family in the North End. For more details and upcoming schedule see: photo credits: Heather Hartford Recorded LIVE: Thursday, 27 June 2013

 Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic with Elaine Breslaw | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Elaine Breslaw, author of Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America. Health in early America was generally good. The food was plentiful, the air and water were clean, and people tended to enjoy strong constitutions as a result of this environment. Practitioners of traditional forms of health care enjoyed high social status, and the cures they offered—from purging to mere palliatives—carried a powerful authority. However, in the years following the American Revolution as poverty increased and America’s water and air became more polluted, people grew sicker. Americans sought out both older and newer forms of alternative medicine and people who embraced these methods: midwives, folk healers, Native American shamans, African obeahs and the new botanical and water cure advocates. In this overview of health and healing in early America, Elaine G. Breslaw describes the evolution of public health crises and solutions. Breslaw examines “ethnic borrowings” (of both disease and treatment) of early American medicine and the tension between trained doctors and the lay public. Elaine G. Breslaw retired as Professor of History from Morgan State University in Baltimore after 29 years and has taught on an adjunct basis at Johns Hopkins University, Goucher College, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is the author of Tituba, Reluctant Witch of Salem: Devilish Indians and Puritan Fantasies (NYU Press, 1995), Witches of the Atlantic World: An Historical Reader and Primary Sourcebook (NYU Press, 2000), and Dr. Alexander Hamilton and Provincial America: Expanding the Orbit of Scottish Culture. For more details and upcoming schedule see:  

 How to Archive Family Keepsakes with Denise Levenick | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:00

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Denise Levenick, the Family Curator, author of How to Archive Family Keepsakes. In every family someone ends up with Mom's and Dad's "stuff"—a lifetime's worth of old family photos, papers, and memorabilia packed into boxes, trunks, and suitcases. This inheritance can be as much a burden as it is a blessing. How do you organize your loved one's estate in a way that honors your loved one, keeps the peace in your family and doesn't take over your home or life? How to Archive Family Keepsakes gives you step-by-step advice for how to organize, distribute and preserve family heirlooms. Whether you have boxes filled with treasures or are helping a parent or relative downsize to a smaller home, this book will help you organize your family archive and preserve your family history for future generations. Denise Levenick is a writer and genealogist who writes about organizing, preserving, and sharing family history at her website, voted one of Family Tree Magazine's 40 Best Genealogy Blogs in 2010 and in 2011. For more details and upcoming schedule see: LIVE: THURSDAY, 13 June 2013 at 1:00pm EDT

 The Great Escape with Christopher Pagliuco | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

LIVE: THURSDAY, 6 June 2013 at 1:00pm EDT This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Christopher Pagliuco, author of The Great Escape of Edward Whalley and William Goffe: Smuggled Through Connecticut. When Puritans Edward Whalley and William Goffe joined the parliamentary army against King Charles I in the English civil wars, they seized an opportunity to overthrow a tyrant. Under their battlefield leadership, the army trounced the Royalist forces and then cut off the king's head. Yet when his son, Charles II, regained the throne, Whalley and Goffe were force to flee to the New England colonies aboard the ship Prudent Mary--never to see their families or England again. Even with the help of New England's Puritan elite, including Reverend John Davenport, they struggled to stay a step ahead of searches for their arrest in Boston, New Haven (where they hid out in Judges Cave) and the outpost of Hadley, Massachusetts. Forced to live as fugitives, these former major generals survived frontier adventures in seventeenth-century New England. Author Christopher Pagliuco reveals the all-but-forgotten stories of these Connecticut heroes. Chris Pagliuco is a freelance writer who specializes in seventeenth-century colonial history. His interest in the regicides originated in his graduate studies in history at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He teaches high school history in Madison, Connecticut and serves as town historian in Essex, Connecticut and on the editorial team of Connecticut Explored, a quarterly history publication. He lives with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs in Ivoryton, Connecticut. For more details and upcoming schedule see:

 Defiant Brides with Nancy Rubin Stuart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:00

LIVE: THURSDAY, 30 May 2013 at 1:00pm EDT This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Nancy Rubin Stuart, author of Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married. Esteemed biographer Nancy Rubin Stuart takes a close look at the lives of Lucy Flucker Knox and Peggy Shippen Arnold to reveal that neither was simply a “traitor” or “patriot.” In Defiant Brides, the first dual biography of both Peggy Shippen Arnold and Lucy Flucker Knox, Stuart has crafted a rich portrait of two rebellious women who defied expectations and struggled—publicly and privately—in a volatile political moment in early America. Drawing from never-before-published correspondence, Stuart traces the evolution of these women from passionate teenage brides to mature matrons, bringing both women from the sidelines of history to its vital center. Readers will be enthralled by Stuart’s dramatic account of the epic lives of these defiant brides, which begin with romance, are complicated by politics, and involve spies, disappointments, heroic deeds, tragedies, and personal triumphs. Nancy Rubin Stuart is an award-winning author specializing in women’s and social history. She has appeared on national television and NPR and has written for the New York Times, among other publications. Stuart is a board member of the Women Writing Women’s Lives Seminar at the CUNY Graduate Center and executive director of the Cape Cod Writers Center. For more details and upcoming schedule see:

 The Indian Great Awakening with Linford Fisher | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:00

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Dr. Linford Fisher, author of The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Culture in Early America. The First Great Awakening was a time of heightened religious activity in the colonial New England. Among those whom the English settlers tried to convert to Christianity were the region's native peoples. In this book, Linford Fisher tells the gripping story of American Indians' attempts to wrestle with the ongoing realities of colonialism between the 1670s and 1820. In particular, he looks at how some members of previously unevangelized Indian communities in Connecticut, Rhode Island, western Massachusetts, and Long Island adopted Christian practices, often joining local Congregational churches and receiving baptism. Far from passively sliding into the cultural and physical landscape after King Philip's War, he argues, Native individuals and communities actively tapped into transatlantic structures of power to protect their land rights, welcomed educational opportunities for their children, and joined local white churches. Charting this untold story of the Great Awakening and the resultant rise of an Indian Separatism and its effects on Indian cultures as a whole, this gracefully written book challenges long-held notions about religion and Native-Anglo-American interaction Linford Fisher is an assistant professor of history at Brown University. He received his doctorate from Harvard University in 2008 and taught for a year in the Indiana University system before coming to Brown in 2009. His research field is early American history, including the history of religion in America and Native American history. For more details and upcoming schedule see: LIVE: THURSDAY, 23May 2013 at 1:00pm EDT

 Judith Sargent Murray with Barbara Silberman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:00

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Barbara Silberman, Chairman of the Board of the Sargent House in Gloucester, Massachusetts. We'll discuss the life of Judith Sargent Murray, an 18th century essayist who believed in equal education, a woman's right to work outside the home and equal roles between men and women in marriage. These were quite extraordinary beliefs to be espoused during that time period. For more details and upcoming schedule see:

 For Adam's Sake with Allegra di Bonaventura | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

LIVE: THURSDAY, 9 May 2013 at 1:00pm EDT This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Allega di Bonaventura, author of For Adam's Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England. In the tradition of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s classic, A Midwife’s Tale, comes this groundbreaking narrative by one of America’s most promising colonial historians. Joshua Hempstead was a well-respected farmer and tradesman in New London, Connecticut. As his remarkable diary—kept from 1711 until 1758—reveals, he was also a slave owner who owned Adam Jackson for over thirty years. In this engrossing narrative of family life and the slave experience in the colonial North, Allegra di Bonaventura describes the complexity of this master/slave relationship and traces the intertwining stories of two families until the eve of the Revolution. Slavery is often left out of our collective memory of New England’s history, but it was hugely impactful on the central unit of colonial life: the family. In every corner, the lines between slavery and freedom were blurred as families across the social spectrum fought to survive. In this enlightening study, a new portrait of an era emerges. Allegra di Bonaventura is an assistant dean at the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in New Haven, Connecticut. Her dissertation was awarded the George Washington Egleston Prize. For more details and upcoming schedule see: Author photo by Andrew Hogan

 Lost Babes: Fornication Abstracts with Melinde Lutz Byrne | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Melinde Lutz Byrne, CG, FASG author of Lost Babes: Fornication Abstracts from Court Records, Essex County, Massachusetts, 1692-1745. We will talk to Melinde about 17th and 18th century court records which are a rich source of information for historical and genealogical research. Melinde Lutz Byrne, CG, FASG, is co-editor of the NGS Quarterly and Director of the Genealogical Research Certificate Program at Boston University. She is a cultural anthropologist and archivist by training and worked for Harvard's Tozzer Anthropological Library. Melinde has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. In 1993 a book she edited won several awards, including the Donald Lines Jacobus Award of Excellence. She has been an officer in state, regional, and national genealogical societies and has been Vice President of MGC. She currently serves as President of the American Society of Genealogists. For more details and upcoming schedule see: LIVE: THURSDAY, 2 May 2013 at 1:00pm EDT


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