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.

Show Notes – Judith Sargent Murray with Barbara Silberman

Barbara Silberman, President of the Sargent House Museum in Gloucester, MAFollowing are some items that were mentioned during the 16 May 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with Barbara Silberman about Judith Sargent Murray and the Sargent House Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

The podcast of the interview is now available.

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This interview with Barbara Silberman, president of the Sargent House, details many of the accomplishments of Judith Sargent Murray’s life and showcases her intelligence, tenacity and enduring love for John Murray.

Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820) 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. These were quite extraordinary beliefs to be espoused during that time period. As such she was an early advocate for women’s rights. Her second husband was John Murray (1741-1815), an Englishman who established the Universalist denomination in the United States.

The Sargent House where Judith spent her married life, is located in Gloucester, Massachusetts and is open as a house museum. The museum is open each year from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Each May the Sargent House holds a free event called “Judith Speaks” where volunteers read the words of Judith Sargent that still resonate today. The event is a great introduction to the life and works of Judith Sargent Murray. Here is a video of the Judith Speaks event from 2012 (from the Cox Simoes YouTube page).

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

You can read the full story of the Grandfather Clock — which includes photos of the clock, his grandpa — and the actual thumbtacked note that inspired the Registry — 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.

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Judith Sargent Murray with Barbara Silberman now a Podcast

PodcasticonbeDerickkwaThis morning I had the pleasure of interviewing Barbara Silberman, Chairman of the Board of the Sargent House in Gloucester, Massachusetts on Fieldstone Common.

We discussed 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. The episode is now available as a podcast.

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