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Bonus Episode: Interview with Maura Harty

In this bonus episode, we learn about the much more recent history of women in the consular service, as Abby interviews Maura Harty, a career

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Episode 10: Worthy of Notice

In today’s episode, we take a look at some people connected to the consular service who are worthy of notice: the women. We’re telling the

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Episode 9: Victims of Independence

James Leander Cathcart and Richard O’Brien were uniquely suited to their jobs, from one point of view: they had spent a lot of time in

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Episode 7: Selah in Jerusalem

We go to Jerusalem to find out more about Selah Merrill, the longest-serving consul there before 1948. Despite his desire to be in Jerusalem, Merrill didn’t like the city or the people he encountered. He positively hated Jews; he disdained the American tourists; and he picked fights with the American colonists. So why did he stay?

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