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Footnoting History is a podcast hosted and produced by a team of historians. Founded in 2013 by Elizabeth Keohane-Burbridge (who currently serves as the show's producer), Footnoting History addresses a wide range of historical events and phenomena. Each episode runs approximately ten to thirty minutes in length and investigates a particular story or topic in detail. For instance, in the recent episode "Ancient Authoritative Animals," host Lesley Skousen explores the history of pets through three ancient texts. In another recent episode, hosted by Keohane-Burbridge and Christine Cacciapouti, listeners can learn more about John Quincy Adam's 1797 wedding to Louisa Johnson. This wedding marks the first and last time a president married a British-born woman. Each episode of Footnoting History is accompanied by a list of further reading materials for those interested in learning more. Visitors can listen to episodes on this website or subscribe via iTunes, RSS, or Stitcher Radio.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-08-10
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0810

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Subject: Comment On: Footnoting History
Posted By: footnotinghistory
Date Posted: 2018-08-14 14:20:56
Hello, I am Elizabeth Keohane-Burbridge, producer of Footnoting History. We do not say that Louisa Adams was the only foreign-born wife of a president, but the only British-born wife of a president. Please correct.
Subject: Comment On: Footnoting History
Posted By: mtremper
Date Posted: 2018-08-12 21:50:13
The article says "...learn more about John Quincy Adam's 1797 wedding to Louisa Johnson. This wedding marks the first and last time a woman born outside of the United States married a future U.S. president (Johnson hailed from Great Britain)." This is flat out not correct. Melania Trump was not born in the US. She married a future (and unfortunately present) US President. How did the editors miss this one?

This message was edited by mtremper on August 12, 2018 at 9:52 pm.