Donna Curtin, Executive Director of Pilgrim Hall Museum on the Mayflower passengers’ first year in Plymouth.
Steve Vogel, author of Betrayal in Berlin: The True Story of the Cold War’s Most Audacious Espionage Operation on the daring tunnel built jointly by the Americans and the British to tap into Soviet telephone lines in Berlin, and the betrayal from within.
Nancy Bristow, author of American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic on the Spanish Flu of 1918 as it was experienced by millions of Americans.
Craig is the author of Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness on the WWII attack on Pearl Harbor and how it changed America.
Garrett Nelson, Curator of Maps and Director of Geographic Scholarship at the Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center on the many ways which maps have been used to bend or distort the truth through the ages.
Alexander Cain, author of I See Nothing But the Horrors of a Civil War on the experience of Loyalists in the Revolutionary War.
Shirley Ann Higuchi, author of Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration on the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII.
Penny Colman, author of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World and The Vote: Women’sFierce Fight on women’s fight for suffrage.
Stephen Fried, author of Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father on Dr. Benjamin Rush who was a medical doctor but also a passionate patriot whose contributions make him one of our wisest, though lesser-known, Founding Fathers.
Tom Clavin, author of “Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell” on the true story of the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the famous Battle at the OK Corral.
Charles Fishman, author of “One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon” discusses the story on the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the Apollo 11 moon mission.
Jane Hampton Cook, the author of Resilience on Parade: Short Stories of Suffragists & Women’s Battle for the Vote, discusses the stories of women from Abigail Adams to Lucy Burns and Susan B Anthony, plus several others on the long road to suffrage.
Chris Klein, the author of When the Irish Invaded Canada, discusses the true story of the Irish who invaded Canada.
Jamie Holmes, the author of 12 Seconds of Silence: How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon, discusses the extraordinary wartime mobilization of American science and the ultimate can-do mindset.
Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective and author of The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation and The Last Muster, Volume 2: Faces of the American Revolution, plus a look at her new project, Old Providence.
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[…]
Daniel Gifford, historian and author of The Last Voyage of the Whaling Bark Progress: New Bedford, Chicago, and the Twilight of an Industry. The journey of the Progress, an authentic whaler transformed into a whaling museum for Chicago’s 1893 world’s fair, symbolized the dying whaling industry in the Gilded Age.
Jim Christ, President of the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund. On the Battle of Paoli, sometimes called the Paoli Massacre, and also what happened after the battle was over and why War of 1812 veterans built the 2nd oldest Revolutionary War monument in the United States.
Chris Dubbs, author of An Unladylike Profession: American Women War Correspondents in World War I (Potomac Books), On the untold story of the first women war correspondents and their pioneering coverage from the front lines of the first World War.
Robert Forrant, historian and author of Lawrence and the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike (Arcadia Publishing) The 1912 Bread and Roses labor strike in Lawrence, MA, which united people from 40 different nationalities to fight together against the powerful Wool Trust for better working conditions.
Benjamin Myers, author of American Citizen: The Civil War Writings of Captain George A Brooks, 46th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry The experiences of Captain George Brooks of the 46th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War
Ed O’Donnell, history professor and host of In the Past Lane podcast What was the Gilded Age—and are we in one again?