Consolation Prize

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This is the digital archive for Consolation Prize. Consolation Prize is a podcast about the history of the United States in the world through the eyes of its consuls. Hosted by Abby Mullen, the show discusses the complicated lives and careers of the low-level diplomats that were largely responsible for the United States’ reputation in the world. To learn more, visit


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    Burroughing into Mexico
    (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2020-09-01) Brett, Megan; Mullen, Abby; Cote, Andrew; McKenzie, David; Phelps, Nicole
    Season 1, Episode 1 of Consolation Prize. In our first episode of Consolation Prize, we go to Mexico to investigate how Americans tried to maintain their rights as Americans while sometimes subverting Mexican authority. In particular, we focus on Marmaduke Burrough’s relationship with one American merchant, John Baldwin. Credits: Host: Abby Mullen Producers: Abby Mullen and Megan Brett Music: Andrew Cote Voice acting: Mills Kelly Production assistant: Brenna Reilley Experts: David McKenzie and Nicole Phelps