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Category: The History Segment

Love of Linen, Economics and James Comey’s Testimony

(Hour 3c) Rich talked to James Patrick Riley of Courage, New Hampshire for The History Segment.  James started by sharing an anecdote from 1772.  He then told a story about a nurse on her death bed, before talking about the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, a colonial economic story and a tale of a sixteen pound newborn.  Tune in for all the information!...

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Colonial Frugality, Fraud and More

(Hour 3c) Rich spoke to James Patrick Riley of Courage, New Hampshire for The History Segment.  He started by sharing a story about the spirit of frugality and the threat of mercantilism within the colonies.  He then read a notice from John Wentworth, Governor of New Hampshire.  Finally, he shared about a case of counterfeiting money and more.  Tune in to hear all about it!...

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A Puritanical Aversion to Theater and Patrick Henry’s Famous Speech

(Hour 3c) Rich spoke to James Patrick Riley of Courage, New Hampshire for The History Segment.  James talked about an aversion to live theater in New England that was experienced in previous centuries.  He then ended the show with a live example of the final moments from his Patrick Henry monologue and answered Rich’s questions regarding his chosen presentation.  Tune in to hear all about it!...

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Battle of Lexington and Concord, Monarch Mindsets and Colonial Celebrations

(Hour 3c) Rich spoke to James Patrick Riley of Courage, New Hampshire for The History Segment.  James started by sharing an account of the Battle of Lexington and Concord.  He also talked about the colonists’ outlook on the Monarch, Patriots Day, the fate of Fast Day, an obligation to revolt in the New Hampshire Constitution and more. Click here for more information about Fast Day and here for for the NH Constitution (Part First Article X)....

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Colonial Journaling, Educational Comparisons and Understanding Shared Values

(Hour 3c) Rich spoke to James Patrick Riley of Courage, New Hampshire for The History Segment.  He started by sharing The Dutiful Child’s Promises from The New England Primer.  He then read a list of sins and virtues from a colonial journal and a letter from an eleven year old John Quincy Adams.  Finally, they talked about the differences between school curriculums over time and pondered over shared values. Click here for the New, New Reality: Valuing Differences archive that was...

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Crime and Punishment in Colonial New England

(Hour 3c) Rich talked to James Patrick Riley of Courage, New Hampshire for The History Segment.  James shared stories about crime and punishment in colonial New England, speaking about human branding, gender confusion and more.  He then answered Rich’s questions about the continuation of the Courage, New Hampshire series and expressed his disappointment in those who are unable to embrace a love of the country....

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Colonial Tales and Rules for Preserving Liberty

(Hour 3c) Rich spoke to James Patrick Riley of Courage, New Hampshire for The History Segment.  James started by talking about an eighteenth century robbing in Seconet, RI.  After telling more stories from Colonial American history, James read rules for preserving liberty in a republic.  Tune in to get all of the...

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