Will Nipper: Colonial Money

Will Nipper, author of In Yankee Doodle’s Pocket: The Myth, Magic and Politics of Money in Early America Will talks about money in Colonial America. Links mentioned in the video: www.colonialcoins.org (Colonial Coin Collectors Club)https://nnp.wustl.edu/ (Newman Numismatic Portal)https://coins.nd.edu (Notre Dame University – Coins and Currency of Colonial America)https://emuseum.history.org/groups/numismatics (Colonial Williamsburg Collection)www.numismatics.org (American Numismatic Society)www.money.org (American Numismatic Association)www.eacs.org (Early American Coppers club)  The[…]

Peter Stark: Young Washington

Peter Stark, historian and author of Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father (HarperCollins Publishers) George Washington learned some very difficult lessons in the wilderness when he was in his 20s that shaped his leadership skills and ultimately his approach to prosecuting the war and serving as our nation’s first president. Interviewed July[…]

Lindsay Chervinsky: The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution

Lindsay Chervinsky, Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies and Senior Fellow at the International Center for Jefferson Studies and author of The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution. George Washington created the first presidential Cabinet – discover how this came about, how it worked, and what precedent Washington established.[…]

Stephen F. Knott: The Lost Soul of the American Presidency

Stephen F. Knott, author of The Lost Soul of the American Presidency: The Decline into Demagoguery and the Prospects for Renewal (University Press of Kansas). Stephen is a regular presenter at History Camp Boston. The trajectory of the office of President from its conception as a neutral, unifying office to a presidency of popular consent.[…]

Eric Jay Dolin: Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America

Eric Jay Dolin, author of Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America and the upcoming A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America’s Hurricanes. The history of one of America’s earliest industries: Whaling. Interviewed May 14, 2020. Eric enumerates several sites to learn more about the history of whaling including the Nantucket Whaling Museum, New[…]