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Martin Van Buren and his birthplace in Kinderhook, New York, our first president born in America and the only one who grew up speaking Dutch.
Listen as we explore the birthplace and what happened to MVB’s tavern, as well as his rise in the Empire State’s political system to become a smooth operator and president.
The enslaved people who lived and worked at Martin Van Buren’s households, even in New York.
The Martin Van Buren historic site, operating Lindenwald (featured in Season 2).
The story of “O.K.”
“O.K. The Musical” based on Martin Van Buren’s childhood home.
Martin Van Buren Birthplace: 46 Hudson Street, Kinderhook, New York.
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Silbey, Joel. Martin Van Buren and the Emergence of American Popular Politics (American Profiles)
Cole, Donald. Martin Van Buren and the American Political System
Holmes, Alexander. The American Talleyrand: The career and contemporaries of Martin Van Buren, eighth president.