Monday, August 28, 2006

HistoryPodcast 75 - Hannah Duston

A request from listener Kyle from South Carolina!

Hannah Duston was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts. She was born in circa 1657. She was the daughter of Michael Emerson and Hannah Webster. Michael was a shoemaker who immigrated from England. Nothing is known about Hannah Duston before her marriage to Thomas Duston. Duston (SPELL OUT) is also written, Dustin with an I, Dusten with and E and Durstan. Thomas and Hannah married in December of 1677. Thomas was originally from Dover, New Hampshire. He was a bricklayer and farmer by trade. Thomas was a well respected citizin of Haverhill and eventually was elected a constable. They lived in a cottage two miles from Haverhill. The couple had 13 children......

HP75 - Hannah Dustin.mp3 8:57 - 8.29MB

Robert D. Arner. "The Story Of Hannah Duston: Cotton Mather To Thoreau," American Transcendental Quarterly, 18 (1973). 19-23.

Samuel Willard Crompton. “100 Colonia Leaders Who Shaped North America,” p.69

Tory Horwitz. “The Devil May Care: Fifty Intrepit Americans and their Quest for the Unknown,” p.25-28.

The Story of Hannah Duston.

Hannah Duston. Britannica Biography Collection via EBSCOhost


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

HistoryPodcast 74 - Clara Barton

A request from Abby...

Her full name was Clarissa Harlowe Barton. She was a humanitarian and founder of the American Red Cross, known as the “angel of the battlefield”. Born on December 25, 1821 in Oxford, Mass., the youngest of 5 children in a middle-class family, Barton was educated at home, and at 15 started teaching school. In addtion to the Foundation of the American Red Cross, she established a free public school in Bordentown, N.J. Though she is remembered as the founder of the American Red Cross, her only prewar medical experience came when for 2 years she nursed an invalid brother.

HP74 - Clara Barton.mp3 5:15 - 5MB

American Red Cross
Clara Barton Biography
Encyclopedia Britannica

History On Air

Monday, August 14, 2006

HistoryPodcast 73 - 442 RCT

A request from the history hotline...

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team of the United States Army, was a unit composed of Japanese Americans who fought in Europe during the Second World War. The families of many of its soldiers were subject to internment. The 442nd was a self-sufficient fighting force, and fought with distinction in North Africa, Italy, southern France, and Germany, becoming the most highly decorated unit of its size and length of service in the history of the U.S. Army, including 21 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.

HP73 - 442RCT.mp3 23:31 - 21.7MB


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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

HistoryPodcast 72 - Grace O'Malley

A request from Jillian Waun of Jacksonville, North Carolina.

HP72 - Grace O'Malley.mp3 9:04 - 8.6MB

Sally Driscoll of Great Neck Publishing.
Barbara Sjoholm of The Los Angeles Times

Grania: She-King of the Irish Seas

The Pirate Queen: The Story of Grace O'Malley, Irish Pirate

Granuaile: Ireland's Pirate Queen C. 1530-1603

Grace O'Malley