August on Fieldstone Common

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

1 August 2013 at 1pm EDT Lucianne Lavin Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples with Lucianne LavinMore than 10,000 years ago, people settled on lands that now lie within the boundaries of the state of Connecticut. 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.
8 Aug. 2013 at 1pm EDT Roger Thompson From Deference to Defiance with Roger ThompsonStep back in time to discover the people, the customs and the history of Charlestown, Massachusetts from its earliest years. From Deference to Defiance explores the conflicts and interactions of early settlers and brings them to life in a way that is often difficult during this time period.
15 Aug. 2013 at 1pm EDT Joanne HulbertDavid Allen Lambert Why Baseball Matters with Joanne Hulbert and David Allen Lambert. Both Joanne and David have done research into the lives of America’s earliest baseball players. We’ll learn what they’ve uncovered about a sport that started before the Civil War.
22 Aug. 2013 at 1pm EDT James Redfearn The 1919 Boston Police Strike with James Redfearn. We take a look at a little known 20th century event and the implications it had for the Boston Police and the City of Boston.
29 Aug. 2013 at 1pm EDT balloons Fieldstone Common – 1st Anniversary Celebration. Come celebrate the first anniversary of Fieldstone Common. We’ll be giving away lots of prizes away including 12 books – one from each month of Fieldstone Common’s first year!

Upcoming in July on Fieldstone Common

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

4 July 2013 at 1pm EDT 2013-07-1 Betsy Ross and the Making of America with Marla Miller. Beyond the legend of the creation of the American flag, we know very little about the facts of Betsy Ross’ life. 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.
11 July 2013 at 1pm EDT Here is Where with Andrew Carroll on Fieldstone Common Here is Where with Andrew Carroll. New York Times best selling author Andrew Carroll takes us on a fun and eye opening journey through the United States to discover America’s forgotten history.
18 July 2013 at 1pm EDT Margaret Fuller with Megan Marshall on Fieldstone Common Margaret Fuller: A New American Life with Megan Marshall. 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. Marshall’s inspired account brings an American heroine back to indelible life.
25 July 2013 at 1pm EDT The Old State House with Nathaniel Sheidley on Fieldstone Common The Old State House with Dr. Nathaniel Sheidley. In 2013 Boston’s Old State celebrates its 300 Anniversary. Dr. Sheidley takes us on a tour of the Old State House to help us put the significance of its history in perspective.

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.

May on Fieldstone Common

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

2 May 2013 at 1pm EST  Melinde Lutz Byrne Lost Babes: Fornication Abstracts with Melinde Lutz Byrne. Melinde Lutz Sanborn discussing her book Lost Babes: Fornication Abstracts from Court Records, Essex County, Massachusetts, 1692-1745 as well her her “Jane Doe” forensic cold case
9 May 2013 at 1pm EST Allegra di Bonaventura For Adam’s Sake with Allegra di Bonaventura.  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..
16 May 2013 at 1pm EST Barbara Silberman Judith Sargent Murray with Barbara Silberman. Judith Sargent Murray was 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..
23 May 2013 at 1pm EST Dr. Linford Fisher The Indian Great Awakening with Dr. Linford Fisher. The First Great Awakening was a time of heightened religious activity in 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.
30 May 2013 at 1pm EST Nancy Rubin Stuart Defiant Brides with Nancy Rubin Stuart. 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.

Upcoming in April on Fieldstone Common

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

4 April 2013 at 1pm EST  The Palatine Families of New York with Henry Z. Jones on Fieldstone Common The Palatine Families of New York with Henry Z. Jones. The Palatine families left what is now know as Germany and arrived in New York in 1710 after a lengthy stay in London. This unique group of emigrants has been studied detail by Hank Jones.
11 April 2013 at 1pm EST New England Captives Carried to Canada with Donald R. Friary on Fieldstone Common New England Captive Carried to Canada with Donald R. Friary. NEHGS reprinted this classic 1925 work by Emma Lewis Coleman. Donald Friary helps us understand the importance of this work highlighting the French and Indian Wars.
18 April 2013 at 1pm EST Boston 1775 with JL Bell on Fieldstone Common Children in Revolutionary New England and Boston 1775 with JL Bell. The author of one of the most authoritative websites on the American Revolution, JL Bell visits to discuss children in Revolutionary times and to share stories from his research.
25 April 2013 at 1pm EST The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, MA on Fieldstone Common The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, MA with Scott C. Steward and Christopher C. Child. This book was the winner of the 2012 Donald Lines Jacobus Award. Learn what goes into making an award winning genealogy.

Upcoming in March on Fieldstone Common!

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

7 March 2013 at 1pm EST One Colonial Woman's World with Michelle Marchetti Coughlin on Fieldstone Common One Woman’s Colonial World with Michelle Marchetti Couglin. One Colonial Woman’s World reconstructs the life of Mehetabel Chandler Coit (1673–1758), the author of what may be the earliest surviving diary by an American woman.
14 March 2013 at 1pm EST Mingling Souls Upon Paper with Bonnie Hurd Smith on Fieldstone Common Mingling Souls Upon Paper with Bonnie Hurd Smith. Through the letters of Judith Sargent Murray, author Bonnie Hurd Smith brings to life an extraordinary 18th century love story.
21 March 2013 at 1pm EST Hidden History of the Boston Irish with Peter F. Stevens on Fieldstone Common Hidden History of the Boston Irish with Peter F. Stevens. Peter Stevens offers an entertaining and compelling portrait of the Irish immigrant saga and the Boston Irish experience.
28 March 2013 at 1pm EST The notorious Elizabeth Tuttle with Ava Chamberlain on Fieldstone Common The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle with Ava Chamberlain. Elizabeth Tuttle was Jonathan Edwards’s “crazy grandmother.” This book brings to light the tragic story of an ordinary woman and explores the deeper tensions between the ideal Puritan life and its messy reality.

Upcoming in February on Fieldstone Common

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

7 Feb. 2013 at 1pm EST
Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in 19th-Century New York City with Carla L. Peterson. Black Gotham challenges many of the accepted “truths” about African-American history, including the assumption that the phrase “nineteenth-century black Americans” means enslaved people.

14 Feb. 2013 at 1pm EST
Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the Northwith C.S. Manegold. Ten Hills Farm tells the powerful saga of five generations of slave owners in colonial New England. Challenging received ideas about America and the Atlantic world, Ten Hills Farm digs deep to bring the story of slavery in the North full circle–from concealment to recovery.
21 Feb. 2013 at 1pm EST
Connecticut’s Fife & Drum Tradition with James Clark.  Musician and historian James Clark is the first to detail the colorful history of this unique music. This engaging book leads the reader through the history of the individual instruments and tells the story of this classic folk tradition through anecdotes, biographies, photographs, and musical examples.
28 Feb. 2013 at 1pm EST
Down East Schooners and Shipmasters with Ingrid Grenon. Nothing is more iconic of Maine than the image of a majestic vessel—masts raised—gliding through the fog on the dark North Atlantic. In this collection, author Ingrid Grenon presents the most important and incredible stories from the decks of Down East’s schooners, revealing how these remarkable vessels and Down East Maine are tied together.
Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Upcoming in January on Fieldstone Common

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

3 Jan 2013 at 1pm EST
In Death Lamented with Sarah Nehama on Fieldstone Common
In Death Lamented with Sarah Nehama. Sarah Nehama is a jeweler who has a passion for historical jewelry, in particular mourning jewelry. She is the curator of the recent exhibit on mourning jewelry at the Mass. Historical Society and the author of the companion book In Death Lamented.

10 Jan 2013 at 1pm EST
New England Genealogy with David Allen Lambert on Fieldstone Common

New England Genealogy with David Allen Lambert. David Allen Lambert is the Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. His book A Guide to Massachusetts Cemetery is already in the 2nd edition. We will talk about Cemetery Research, Native American and African genealogy and hopefully a little  baseball too.
17 Jan 2013 at 1pm EST
The Devil Made Me Do It with Juliet Haines Mofford on Fieldstone Common
The Devil Made Me Do It! with Juliet Mofford Haines.  Whether it was Sabbath-breaking, blasphemy, or public drunkenness, colonial laws were strict and frequently broken, and those who broke them could expect swift punishment. We’ll discuss from a time when accused felons often pleaded in their own defense: “The Devil made me do it!”
24 Jan 2013 at 1pm EST
Carved in Stone with Thomas Gilson on Fieldstone Common
Carved in Stone with William Gilson on Fieldstone Common
Carved in Stone with Thomas and William Gilson. Thomas and William Gilson have created a book that captures the art and beauty of colonial gravestones in words and photographs. Take a virtual walk with us through New England’s oldest graveyards.
31 Jan 2013 at 1pm EST
The Caning with Stephen Puleo on Fieldstone Common
The Caning with Stephen Puleo. One of the most shocking and provocative events in American history, the caning of Senator Charles Sumner in 1856 convinced the north and the south that the gulf between them was unbridgeable. As a result of the caning, the country was pushed, inexorably and unstoppably, to war.
Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Upcoming in December on Fieldstone Common

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6 Dec 2012 at 1pm EST
Megan Smolenyak, Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing

Hey, America, Your Roots are Showing with Megan Smolenyak. Megan Smolenyak is a genealogical adventurer who loves solving mysteries, making unexpected discoveries and pushing the boundaries of conventional genealogy. You’ve read the headlines; now get the inside story as she  reveals how she cracked her news-making cases

13 Dec 2012 at 1pm EST
Eve LaPlante, author of Marmee & Louisa

Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and her Mother with Eve LaPlante. Based on newly uncovered papers, this moving portrait of Louisa May Alcott’s relationship with her mother will transform our view of one of America’s most beloved authors.

20 Dec 2012 at 1pm EST
Melissa Mannon, author of The Unofficial Family Archivist
The Unofficial Family Archivist with Melissa Mannon.  Within every home is a treasure trove of information. Unfortunately, many irreplaceable documents that help tell individual stories, and the stories of our communities, are deteriorating among our personal belongings. This new book advocates for the value, recording and care of your family memories.
27 Dec 2012 at 1pm EST
Christian McBurney, author of The Rhode Island Campaign
The Rhode Island Campaign with Christian McBurney. The Rhode Island Campaign: The First French and American Operation of the Revolutionary War unravels one of the most complex and multi-faceted events of the war. Relying on in-depth research from American, French, British, and German original sources, author Christian McBurney has written the most authoritative book on this fascinating episode in American history.
Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Upcoming in November on Fieldstone Common Radio

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

1 Nov 2012 at 1pm EST
When America First Met China by Eric Jay Dolin on Fieldstone Common

When America First Met China with Eric Jay Dolin. As a brand new country the United States set out right away to establish itself as a commercial power. Eric Jay Dolin talks about the early roots of the China trade and the historical balance of power between these two nations.

8 Nov 2012 at 1pm EST
Mahogany by Prof. Jennifer L. Anderson on Fieldstone Common

Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America with Prof. Jennifer L. Anderson. In the mid-eighteenth century, colonial Americans became enamored with the rich colors and silky surface of mahogany. Mahogany traces the path of this wood through many hands, from source to sale: from the enslaved African woodcutters, to the ship captains, merchants, and timber dealers.

15 Nov 2012 at 1pm EST
The Poorhouses of Massachusetts by Heli Meltsner on Fieldstone Common
The Poorhouses of Massachusetts with Heli Meltsner.  A Study on the development of the poorhouses, the life within their walls and their architecture. Learn how Massachusetts dealt with its poor, homeless and mentally ill before the inception of Social Security and current welfare programs.
22 Nov 2012 at 1pm EST
Plimoth Plantation Culinarian Kathleen Wall on Fieldstone Common
An Original Thanksgiving with Plimouth Plantation Culinarian, Kathleen Wall. What was the original Thanksgiving like and how does it compare with how we celebrate today? Learn about colonial food in this very special Thanksgiving episode.
29 Nov 2012 at 1pm EST
Professor Ken Lockridge on Fieldstone Common

A New England Town with Prof. Ken Lockridge . Ken Lockridge wrote A New England Town in 1970 and it went on to become a significant contribution to the field of history and our understanding of the development of New England. Come hear how the field of history has changed since that time.
Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis