Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples with Lucianne Lavin

Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples with Lucianne Lavin on Fieldstone CommonLIVE: THURSDAY, 1 August 2013 at 1:00pm EDT

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, Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples with Lucianne Lavin on Fieldstone Commoninterviews 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. This book brings to light the richness and diversity of Connecticut’s indigenous histories, corrects misinformation about the vanishing Connecticut Indian, and reveals the significant roles and contributions of Native Americans to modern-day Connecticut.

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 New York 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.

 

Show Notes: The 300th Anniversary of the Old State House

The e Old State House in BostonHere are some items that were mentioned during the 25 July 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with historian Nathaniel Sheidley discussing the 300th Anniversary of the Old State House in Boston.

The podcast of the interview is now available.

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You can learn more about the Old State House at its website.

The Old State House was the site of some of the most significant events leading up to the American Revolution. A Boston Historical survey declared the site the most significant public building in America. You can learn more about the history of the Old State House online and view a timeline of its history.

The Bostonian Society, the owner of the Old State House in Boston, donated two copies of The Boston Massacre by Robert Allison and two mouse pads with historic maps of Boston which were provided as giveaways during the live show to listeners in New York and Tennessee. A big thank you to the Bostonian Society for their generosity.

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

The 300th Anniversary of the Old State House now a Podcast

Podcast now availableThe most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring historian Nathaniel Sheidley giving a tour of the Old State House in Boston to celebrate its 300th anniversary is now available as a podcast.

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The 300th Anniversary of the Old State House

THURSDAY, 28 July 2013 The 300th Anniversary of the Old State House in Boston

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 on Fieldstone CommonDr. 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.

 

 

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life now a Podcast

Podcast now availableThe most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring Megan Marshall discussing her book Margaret Fuller: A New American Life is now available as a podcast.

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Show Notes: Margaret Fuller with Megan Marshall

Margaret Fuller: A New American life with Megan Marshall on Fieldstone CommonHere are some items that were mentioned during the18 July 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with Megan Marshall about her book Margaret Fuller: A New American Life.

The podcast of the interview is now available.

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Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is available for purchase from Amazon.com and other booksellers.

You can learn more about Megan Marshall at her website.

In addition to Margaret Fuller, Megan Marshall has written The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism.

Margaret Fuller was one of the most extraordinary forward-thinking women of the the 19th century. She was an early supporter of women’s right and a member of the famous transcendalists that included the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thorough. She edited the transcendalist publication The Dial, she was a published writer and she was a foreign correspondent in Italy for Horace Greeley’s The Tribune. She died tragically in 1850 at ago 40 in a ship wreck.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the publisher of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, donated two copies of the book which were provided as giveaways during the live show to listeners in Michigan and California. A big thank you to the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for their generosity.

Fieldstone Common’s sponsor is Houstory, makers of the Home History Book and the Houstory - Makers of the Heirloom Registry and the Home History BookHeirloom 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.

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Margaret Fuller: A New American Life with Megan Marshall

LIVE: THURSDAY, 18 July 2013 at 1:00pm EDT

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Megan Marshall, author Margaret Fuller: A New American life with Megan Marshall on Fieldstone Commonof 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. Now, Megan Marshall, whose acclaimed The Peabody Sisters “discovered” three fascinating women, has done it again: no biography of Fuller has made her ideas so alive or her life so moving.

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 Margaret Fuller: A New American life with Megan Marshall on Fieldstone Commoninspired 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. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, and Slate. A recipient of Guggenheim and NEH fellowships, Marshall teaches narrative nonfiction and the art of archival research in the MFA program at Emerson College.

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Here is Where with Andrew Carroll is now a Podcast

PodcasticonbeDerickkwaThe most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring Andrew Carroll discussing her book Here is Where: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History 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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Show Notes – Here is Where with Andrew Carroll

Andrew Carroll on Fieldstone CommonHere are some items that were mentioned during the11 July 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with Andrew Carroll about his book Here is Where: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History.

The podcast of the interview is now available.

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Here is Where: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History, published by Crown Archetype, is available for purchase from Amazon.com and other booksellers.

You can learn more about Andrew Carroll and provide suggestions for future forgotten history sites at his website.

In addition to Here is Where, Andrew Carroll has published the following books:

Here is Where with Andrew Carroll on Fieldstone CommonHere is Where chronicles Andrew Carroll’s journey across America to discover important but forgotten history. You’ll be amazed at the significant happenings and accomplished individuals that you’ve likely never heard of before.

Crown Archetype, the publisher of Here is Where: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History, donated two copies of the book which were provided as giveaways during the live show to listeners in Texas and California. A big thank you to the Crown Archetype 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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Here is Where with Andrew Carroll

Here is Where with Andrew Carroll on Fieldstone CommonLIVE: THURSDAY, 11 July 2013 at 1:00pm EDT

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. Sparking the idea for this book was Carroll’s visit to the spot where Abraham Lincoln’s son was saved by the brother of Lincoln’s assassin. Carroll wondered, How many other 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 — by car, train, plane, helicopter, bus, bike, and kayak and on foot. 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

Andrew Carroll on Fieldstone Common

Andrew Carroll
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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.