The North End with Alex Goldfeld now a Podcast

PodcasticonbeDerickkwaThe most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring Alex R. Goldfeld discussing his book The North End: A Brief History of Boston’s Oldest Neighborhood is now available as a podcast.

The podcast can be played through the computer using your default media player (click play below) or downloaded to iTunes.

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The North End with Alex R. Goldfeld

The North End with Alex R. Goldfeld on Fieldstone CommonLIVE: THURSDAY, 27 June 2013 at 1:00pm EDT

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Alex Goldfeld, author of The North End: A Brief History of Boston’s Oldest Neighborhood.

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Alex R. Goldfeld photo credit: Heather Hartford

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.

 

 

 

Show Notes: Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic with Elaine Breslaw

Lotiions, Potions, Pills and Magice with Elaine Breslaw on Fieldstone CommonHere are some items that were mentioned during the 20 June 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with Elaine G. Breslaw about her book Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America.

The podcast of the interview is now available.

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Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic, published by New York University Press, is available for purchase from Amazon.com and other booksellers.

You can learn more about Elaine Breslaw at her website.

Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic takes a detailed look at the state of health care in early America starting with Native Americans just prior to the arrival of Europeans. During the discussion we explore the effectiveness of health care in America as well what kinds of treatments were used before the age of modern medicine. We also take a look at non-traditional practitioners such as midwives, Native American Shamans and African Obeahs.

New York University Press, the publisher of Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic, donated two copies of the book which were provided as giveaways during the live show to listeners in Connecticut and Michigan. A big thank you to the New York University Press for their generosity!

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You can read the full story of the cookbook (as mentioned during the show) — and see pictures of Gommy in her Lopez garden and even a link to one of her recipes — on the Heirloom Registry’s blog.

Fieldstone Common’s sponsor is Houstory, makers of the Home History Book and the Heirloom Registry. Fieldstone Common listeners can take 15 % off their Heirloom Registry order by visiting the Heirloom Registry at www.heirloomregistry.com, and entering FIELDSTONE – in all caps – at checkout.

Fieldstone Common greatly appreciates the support of Houstory as a sponsor. Show your support for Fieldstone Common by visiting our sponsor’s site.

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Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic with Elaine Breslaw now a Podcast

PodcasticonbeDerickkwaThe most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring Elaine G. Breslaw discussing her book Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic is now available as a podcast.  The first few minutes of the guest speaking are a bit quiet but the sound level does increase after a short time.

The podcast can be played through the computer using your default media player (click play below) or downloaded to iTunes (also below).

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Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic with Elaine Breslaw

LIVE: THURSDAY, 20 June 2013 at 1:00pm EDT

Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic with Elaine Breslaw on Fieldstone CommonThis 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. Consequently, most American doctors felt little need to keep up with Europe’s medical advances relying heavily on their traditional depletion methods. However, in the years following the American Revolution as poverty increased and America’s water and air became more polluted, people grew sicker. Traditional medicine became increasingly ineffective. Instead, 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. While orthodox medicine never fully lost its authority, Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic argues that their ascendance over other healers didn’t begin until the early twentieth century, as germ theory finally migrated from Europe to the UnitElaine Breslaw on Fieldstone Commoned States and American medical education achieved professional standing.

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.

 

Show Notes – How to Archive Family Keepsakes with Denise Levenick

How to Archive Family Keepsakes with Denise Levenick on Fieldstone CommonFollowing are some items that were mentioned during the 13 June 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with Denise Levenick about her book How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn how to preserve family photos, memorabilia & genealogy records.

The podcast of the interview is now available.

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How to Archive Family Keepsakes, published by Family Tree Books, is available for purchase from Amazon.com and other booksellers.Denise Levenick

You can learn more about Denise at her website. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

During the interview Denise Levenick announced that she would make available a Free Worksheet from her recent Preserving Keepsakes Workshop for Fieldstone Common listeners.  Read the blog post to learn how to use the worksheet then download the form for your own use.

How to Archive Family Keepsakes covers organizing your photos, papers and artifacts as well as digitizing paper documents and photographs. The final section of the book provides strategies for genealogy success including organizing your research, source citations and discovering helpful software.

Family Tree Books, a division of F+W Media, the publisher of How to Archive Family Keepsakes, donated two copies of the book which were provided as giveaways during the live show to listeners in Michigan and Oregon. A big thank you to the Family Tree Books for their generosity!

Houstory - Makers of the Heirloom Registry and the Home History Book

Fieldstone Common’s sponsor is Houstory, makers of the Home History Book and the Heirloom Registry. Fieldstone Common listeners can take 15 % off their Heirloom Registry order by visiting the Heirloom Registry at www.heirloomregistry.com, and entering FIELDSTONE – in all caps – at checkout.

Fieldstone Common greatly appreciates the support of Houstory as a sponsor. Show your support for Fieldstone Common by visiting our sponsor’s site.

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How to Archive Family Keepsakes with Denise Levenick now a Podcast

PodcasticonbeDerickkwaThe most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring Denise Levenick discussing her book How to Archive Family Keepsakes is now available as a podcast.

The podcast can be played through the computer using your default media player (click play below) or downloaded to iTunes (also below).

Listen to internet radio with Fieldstone Common on BlogTalkRadio

How to Archive Family Keepsakes with Denise Levenick

LIVE: THURSDAY, 13 June 2013 at 1:00pm EDT

How to Archive Family Keepsakes with Denise Levenick on Fieldstone CommonThis 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 fuDenise Levenickture generations.

Denise Levenick is a writer and genealogist who writes about organizing, preserving, and sharing family history at her website www.thefamilycurator.com, voted one of Family Tree Magazine’s 40 Best Genealogy Blogs in 2010 and in 2011.

 

Show Notes – The Great Escape with Chris Pagliuco

ShowPhoto-Pagliuco-2Following are some items that were mentioned during the 6 June 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with Christopher Pagliuco about his book The Great Escape of Edward Whalley and William Goffe: Smuggled Through Connecticut.

The podcast of the interview is now available.

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The Great Escape of Edward Whalley and William Goffe: Smuggled Through Connecticut, published by The History Press, is available for purchase from Amazon.com and other booksellers.

2013-06-1You can learn more about Chris at his website. You can also follow him on Twitter.

Edward Whalley and William Goffe were labeled as regicides for their part in signing the death warrant of English King Charles I. With the return of Charles II the power, Whalley and Goffe fled to the New England colonies. They remained their in hiding for the rest of their lives without being discovered. Puritans leaders such as Rev. Increase Mather, Gov. John Endecott, and Gov. William Leete risked their lives to conceal and aid the pair. The legend of the Angel of Hadley arose out of William Goffe’s supposed bravery during King Philip’s War.

The History Press, the publisher of The Great Escape of Edward Whalley and William Goffe donated two copies of the book which were provided as giveaways during the live show to listeners in Tennessee and Arizona. A big thank you to the The History Press for their generosity!

Houstory - Makers of the Heirloom Registry and the Home History Book

Fieldstone Common’s sponsor is Houstory, makers of the Home History Book and the Heirloom Registry. Fieldstone Common listeners can take 15 % off their Heirloom Registry order by visiting the Heirloom Registry at www.heirloomregistry.com, and entering FIELDSTONE – in all caps – at checkout.

Fieldstone Common greatly appreciates the support of Houstory as a sponsor. Show your support for Fieldstone Common by visiting our sponsor’s site.

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Upcoming in June on Fieldstone Common

Be sure to mark your calendar. We’ll be giving away some great books during the live broadcasts of Fieldstone Common.

6 June 2013 at 1pm EDT The Great Escape of Edward Whalley & William Goffe with Chris Pagliuco on Fieldstone Common The Great Escape of Edward Whalley and William Goffe: Smuggled through Connecticut with Christopher Pagliuco. Hear the true tale of two men hiding out in New England after killing the King of England.
13 June 2013 at 1pm EDT How to Archive Family Keepsakes with Denise Levenick How to Archive Family Keepsakes  with Denise Levenick. Every family has “stuff” along with a designated family historian who must sort through it all. Denise teaches how to organize and preserve your family keepsakes.
20 June 2013 at 1pm EDT Lotiions, Potions, Pills and Magice with Elaine Breslaw on Fieldstone Common Lotions, Potions, Pill, and Magic: Healthcare in Early America with Elaine G. Breslaw. This overview of health and healing in early America describes the evolution of public health crises and the tensions between trained doctors and the lay public.
27 June 2013 at 1pm EDT The North End with Alex R. Goldfeld on Fieldstone Common The North End: A Brief History of Boston’s Oldest Neighborhood with Alex R. Goldfeld. Before it became “Little Italy”, the North End was home to prominent figures such as Paul Revere as well as being Boston’s first African American neighborhood.