A New York Minute In History A New York Minute In History is a podcast about the history of New York and the unique tales of New Yorkers. It is hosted by Devin Lander, the New York State Historian, and Don Wildman. Jim Levulis is the producer. A New York Minute In History is a production of the New York State Museum, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and Archivist Media. Support for the project comes from The Pomeroy Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and a Humanities New York Action Grant.
A New York Minute In History

A New York Minute In History

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A New York Minute In History is a podcast about the history of New York and the unique tales of New Yorkers. It is hosted by Devin Lander, the New York State Historian, and Don Wildman. Jim Levulis is the producer. A New York Minute In History is a production of the New York State Museum, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and Archivist Media. Support for the project comes from The Pomeroy Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and a Humanities New York Action Grant.

Most Recent Episodes

Al Smith, FDR And The Progressive Movement

On this episode of A New York Minute In History, co-hosts Devin Lander and Don Wildman examine how two New Yorkers – Al Smith and Franklin Delano Roosevelt – influenced the Progressive Era of the early 20th century. The episode also explores how the administrations of Smith and Roosevelt shaped modern day politics and the role of government. (more...)

A New Future For The New York History Journal

On this special edition of A New York Minute In History we discuss an exciting development regarding the New York History Journal. Starting this year, Cornell University Press will publish the century-old journal. Working in association with an editorial team at the New York State Museum, the Press will expand the scope of the journal to include public history and museum studies. Podcast co-host Devin Lander, the New York State Historian, is joined by Dr. Jennifer Lemak, Chief Curator of History at the New York State Museum, and Michael McGandy, Senior Editor and Director of Three Hills, an imprint of Cornell University Press, for a discussion about the Journal's fresh start. https://wamcpodcasts.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NY-History-Journal-Convo.mp3 If you are interested in submitting an article for review to the New York History Journal, you can email nyhj@nysed.gov. Click here to find the submission guidelines, the Journal's Advisory Board members and more information. Music used in this episode of A New York Minute In History includes "When The Boys Come Home" composed by Oley Speaks. Check in with A New York Minute In History on Twitter or email anyminuteinhistory@gmail.com. A New York Minute In History is a podcast about the history of New York and the unique tales of New Yorkers. It is hosted by Devin Lander, the New York State Historian, and Don Wildman. Jim Levulis is the producer. A New York Minute In History is a production of the New York State Museum, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and Archivist Media. Support for this podcast comes from The William G. Pomeroy Foundation, which helps people celebrate their community's history by providing grants for historic markers and plaques. Since 2006, the Foundation has expanded from one to six different signage grant programs, and funded over 700 signs across New York State and beyond ... all the way to Alaska! With all these options, there's never been a better time to apply. The Foundation's programs in the Empire State include commemorating national women's suffrage, historic canals, sites on the National Register of Historic Places, New York State's history, and folklore and legends. Grants are available to 501(c)(3) organizations, nonprofit academic institutions, and municipalities. To apply for signage at no cost to you, or to learn more about the Foundation's grant programs, visit WGPfoundation.org. The project is also sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Dutch And New Netherland

The Jansson-Visscher map of the American Northeast first published by Adriaen van der Donck. Public Domain. Wikipedia. On the fourth episode of A New York Minute In History, we detail Henry Hudson's exploration of what would become the Empire State and how his journey up the aptly named Hudson River led to the Dutch settlement of New Netherland. Join us as we explore how the Dutch colony differed from its counterparts in New England and Virginia via relative tolerance, a multi-ethnic population and free trade. (more...)

The Erie Canal: Compressing Time And Distance

Ground-Breaking Ceremony by J. Erwin Porter, ca. 1960. The first shovel of dirt was ceremoniously overturned outside Rome, NY on July 4, 1817. Credit: NYS Museum On the third episode of A New York Minute In History we explore the Empire State's most ambitious engineering feat...the Erie Canal. Completed in 1825, it transformed New York and the nation by compressing time and distance, providing the fuel for an explosion of commerce, communication and social change. To learn more about the Erie Canal and its impact, check out the New York State Museum's latest exhibit on the waterway. https://wamcpodcasts.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Episode-3-with-support-message.mp3 Thanks to Brian Stratton and John Callaghan of the New York State Canal Corporation, Brad Utter of the New York State Museum, Jim Hendler of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as well as authors Carol Sheriff and Jack Kelly for all of their help with this episode. New York Harbor, photograph, ca. 1880. View of New York Harbor with Castle Garden in the background. Credit: NYS Museum Music used in Episode 3 of A New York Minute In History includes "When The Boys Come Home" composed by Oley Speaks and "Low Bridge, Everybody Down" performed by Edward Meeker and written by Thomas Allen. Check in with A New York Minute In History on Twitter or by emailing anyminuteinhistory@gmail.com. A New York Minute In History is a podcast about the history of New York and the unique tales of New Yorkers. It is hosted by Devin Lander, the New York State Historian, and Don Wildman. Jim Levulis is the producer. A New York Minute In History is a production of the New York State Museum, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and Archivist Media. Erie Canal in Waterford, NY Support for this program comes from The William G. Pomeroy Foundation, which helps people celebrate their community's history by providing grants for historic signage. It's a great time for canals! This year marks the 100th anniversary of the New York State Barge Canal. And we're in the midst of a multi-year bicentennial celebration for the Erie Canal. Now, with all the excitement, the Pomeroy Foundation has launched a new nationwide signage program to promote cultural tourism and commemorate the history of transportation canals. Markers will be placed at existing or former canal sites all the way across the United States. To apply for a fully funded grant or to learn more about the Foundation's signage programs, visit: WGPfoundation.org. The project is also sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Women's Rights Movement: From Seneca Falls To Today

Credit: New York State Library, Manuscripts and Special Collections, BRO0119+ The second episode of A New York Minute In History explores the Women's Rights Movement from the Seneca Falls Convention in Central New York in 1848 to equality matters being debated today. We explore the Movement's progress through the lineage of Coline Jenkins, the great-great granddaughter of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Jenkins, a women's rights activist in her own right, has a family tree that touched nearly every major women's rights milestone in the 19th century and beyond. https://wamcpodcasts.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Episode-2-7-30-18.mp3 (more...)

Spirits Of Sacrifice

The first episode of A New York Minute In History explores the lives of Henry Johnson and Tommy Hitchcock Jr., World War I heroes with ties to New York. Through interviews with family members, historians and others, we follow Johnson and Hitchcock to the trenches and airfields of Europe and beyond. We explore how both men are shaped by their upbringings and the color of their skin. We examine how each is celebrated and remembered in different ways because of their actions and the social practices of the early 20th century to today. (more...)

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