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Professor emeritus to discuss region’s history on WATH radio May 28

From staff reports | May 22, 2019

Scott Moody, associate professor emeritus of biology at Ohio University, will be the featured guest on the Party Line talk show with Dave Palmer on WATH radio from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. Listeners can tune in to 970 AM/97.1 FM and can call in to ask questions at 740-592-6646.

Moody will discuss and answer questions about the recently published book, The Pioneers (The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West), written by David McCullough, a popular author of biographies (John Adams, Harry Truman, Wright brothers) and historical events (1776, Johnstown Flood).

  • Who were these pioneers?

  • Where did they come from?  Why?

  • What led McCullough to write about these pioneers?

  • Why should people with ties to this region read the book?

  • What mistakes were made in the book?

  • What was omitted that Moody feels strongly should have been included?

Also, Moody will discuss the wildlife of Ohio that these early pioneers would have encountered (note the Coonskin Library in Amesville)

Scott Moody has been a professor of clinical anatomy, forensic biology and wildlife zoology for 40 years and is well-known in the community for his community service in wildlife conservation and natural history. However, one of his lifelong passions has been the study of the history of the founders and patriots of the United States. He is a genealogist and historian for the descendants of John Moody, a puritan from England, who co-founded Hartford, Connecticut in 1636. Moody is president of the local chapter, named after Lt. George Ewing (who settled along the Federal Creek near Amesville), of the Sons of the American Revolution.