Early America Episodes

Women Public History Early America Podcast

209. Reading Letters by Early American Women with Kathryn Gehred (Summer Repeat)

Sept. 1, 2021

If you pull any decent history book off your shelf right now, odds are that it’s filled with quotes from letters, diaries, or account books that help the author tell her story and provide the evidence for her interpretation …

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204. Raising Liberty Poles in the Early Republic with Dr. Shira Lurie

June 24, 2021

If you’ve taken part in a part in a protest recently, perhaps you carried a sign, waved a flag, or worn a special hat. But if you had grievances in the American Revolution or early Republic, you might have helped raise a Lib…

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203. Planting the World of Plymouth Plantation with Dr. Carla Gardina Pestana

June 10, 2021

Plymouth Plantation occupies a powerful place in American national memory. Think of the First Thanksgiving in 1621; Englishmen escaping religious persecution; the rock marking the alleged spot where settlers first landed; an…

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193. Rifling through Washington's Receipts with Dr. Julie Miller

Jan. 21, 2021

Take a receipt out of your pocket. What does it say about you? Receipts can tell us a lot about people and the world in which they lived. And George Washington kept receipts. On today’s show, Dr. Julie Miller joins Jim Ambus…

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186. Exploring New Frontiers in Early American History with Alexi Garrett, Michael Blaakman, Derek O’Leary, and Krysten Blackstone

Dec. 3, 2020

In the eighteenth century, Benjamin Franklin and other early Americans likened themselves to a rising people who were creating something new under the sun. It’s fair to say that historians have a similar mindset: we’re const…

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180. Reading Letters by Early American Women with Kathryn Gehred

Oct. 15, 2020

If you pull any decent history book off your shelf right now, odds are that it’s filled with quotes from letters, diaries, or account books that help the author tell her story and provide the evidence for her interpretation …

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179. Revitalizing Myaamia Language and Culture with George Ironstrack

Oct. 8, 2020

In the eighteenth century, the Myaamia people inhabited what are now parts of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. More commonly known in English as the Miami, the Myaamia figure prominently in the early history of the Un…

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167. Reconstructing the Indian World of George Washington with Colin Calloway

July 16, 2020

Week 3 of our summer hiatus is another opportunity to bring you a fascinating look at early America courtesy of some of our recent live stream programming. On today’s show, we bring you Library Executive Director Kevin Butte…