Dr. Mary Walker at the History Tavern

Dr. Mary Walker’s Civil War has been out in the world for one month. Podcaster Nick Thony, who has written about upstate New York and the Civil War, interviewed me for his History Tavern a couple of weeks ago.

It was great to talk to Nick, who asked very insightful questions. Ironically, Dr. Walker may have objected to the tavern connection. She had strong opinions about everything, including the value of temperance.

You can listen to the interview here. And be sure to check out the rest of Nick’s interviews.

In the meantime, I’m contemplating what a History Tavern would look like.

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(Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center)


Tom and Jerry taking Blue Ruin after the spell is broke up

(George and I.R. Cruikshank, “Tom & Jerry taking Blue Ruin after the Spell is broke up” 1820, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne)