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Ben Franklins World

By Liz Covart

Ben Franklin’s World is a podcast about early American history. It is a show for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world. Each episode features a conversation with an historian who helps us shed light on important people and events in early American history.

  1. 1.
    212 Researching Biography (Doing History)11/13/2018
    1:09:11
  2. 2.
    Bonus: Erica Dunbar, The Washingtons' Runaway Slave, Ona Judge11/09/2018
    52:42
  3. 3.
    211 Considering John Marshall, Part 2 (Doing History)11/06/2018
    1:10:54
  4. 4.
    210 Considering John Marshall, Part 1 (Doing History)10/30/2018
    1:15:55
  5. 5.
    209 Considering Biography (Doing History)10/23/2018
    1:36:11
  6. 6.
    208 Nathaniel Philbrick, Turning Points of the American Revolution10/16/2018
    55:25
  7. 7.
    207 Nick Bunker, Young Benjamin Franklin10/09/2018
    1:02:41
  8. 8.
    206 Katharine Gerbner, Christian Slavery: Conversion and Race in the Protestant Atlantic World10/02/2018
    57:26
  1. 9.
    205 Jeanne Abrams, First Ladies of the Republic09/25/2018
    52:48
  2. 10.
    204 James Lewis Jr., The Burr Conspiracy09/18/2018
    1:01:15
  3. 11.
    203 Joanne Freeman, Alexander Hamilton09/11/2018
    1:02:01
  4. 12.
    202 The Early History of the United States Congress09/04/2018
    1:13:45
  5. 13.
    201 Catherine Kelly, Art, Politics, and Everyday Life in Early America08/28/2018
    1:04:17
  6. 14.
    200 Everyday Life in Early America08/21/2018
    1:25:15
  7. 15.
    199 Coll Thrush, Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of the Empire08/14/2018
    39:58
  8. 16.
    198 Andrew Lipman, Saltwater Frontier: Native Americans and the Contest for the Northeastern Coast08/07/2018
    54:52
  9. 17.
    197 Brett Rushforth, Native American Slavery in New France07/31/2018
    56:59
  10. 18.
    196 Alejandra Dubcovsky, Information Exchange in the Early Southeast07/24/2018
    42:03
  11. 19.
    195 Morgan Bengel, Old Newgate Prison and Copper Mine07/17/2018
    40:43
  12. 20.
    194 Garrett Cloer, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site07/10/2018
    1:00:33
  13. 21.
    Bonus: Behind the Scenes of the Adams-Jefferson Letters07/06/2018
    39:38
  14. 22.
    193 Partisans: The Friendship and Rivalry of Adams and Jefferson07/03/2018
    1:23:18
  15. 23.
    192 Brian Regal, The Secret History of the Jersey Devil06/26/2018
    56:51
  16. 24.
    191 Lisa Brooks, A New History of King Philip's War06/19/2018
    1:04:53
  17. 25.
    190 Jennifer Goloboy, Origins of the American Middle Class06/12/2018
    51:04
  18. 26.
    189 Sam White, The Little Ice Age06/05/2018
    51:48
  19. 27.
    188 Terri Halperin, The Alien and Sedition Acts of 179805/29/2018
    56:44
  20. 28.
    187 Kenneth Cohen, Sport in Early America05/22/2018
    50:53
  21. 29.
    186 Max Edelson, The New Map of the British Empire05/15/2018
    1:05:42
  22. 30.
    185 Joyce D. Goodfriend, Early New York City and its Culture05/08/2018
    56:36
  23. 31.
    184 David Silverman, Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America05/01/2018
    56:16
  24. 32.
    183 Douglas Bradburn, George Washington's Mount Vernon04/24/2018
    1:06:46
  25. 33.
    182 Douglas Winiarski, Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: The Great Awakening in New England04/17/2018
    59:07
  26. 34.
    181 Virginia DeJohn Anderson, The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale & Moses Dunbar04/10/2018
    54:15
  27. 35.
    180 Kate Elizabeth Brown, Alexander Hamilton and the Making of American Law04/03/2018
    59:47
  28. 36.
    Bonus: Listener Q&A About Religion in Early New England03/30/2018
    9:12
  29. 37.
    179 George Van Cleve, After the Revolution: Governance During the Critical Period03/27/2018
    1:04:43
  30. 38.
    178 Karoline Cook, Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Spanish America03/20/2018
    50:05
  31. 39.
    177 Martin Brückner, The Social Life of Maps in America03/13/2018
    55:46
  32. 40.
    176 Daina Ramey Berry, The Value of the Enslaved From Womb to Grave03/06/2018
    50:17
  33. 41.
    175 Daniel Epstein, House Divided: The Revolution in Ben Franklin's House02/27/2018
    45:53
  34. 42.
    174 Thomas Apel, Yellow Fever in the Early American Republic02/20/2018
    50:40
  35. 43.
    173 Marisa Fuentes, Colonial Port Cities and Slavery02/13/2018
    54:29
  36. 44.
    172 Kenneth Daigler, Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War02/06/2018
    49:42
  37. 45.
    171 Jessica Stern, Native Americans, British Colonists, and Trade in North America01/30/2018
    1:00:25
  38. 46.
    170 Wendy Warren, New England Bound: Slavery in Early New England01/23/2018
    42:55
  39. 47.
    169 Thomas Kidd, The Religious Life of Benjamin Franklin01/16/2018
    51:18
  40. 48.
    168 Andrea Smalley, Wild By Nature: Colonists and Animals in North America01/09/2018
    50:48
  41. 49.
    167 Eberhard Faber, The Early History of New Orleans01/02/2018
    52:39
  42. 50.
    166 Freedom and the American Revolution12/26/2017
    57:16
  43. 51.
    165 The Age of Revolutions12/19/2017
    1:19:16
  44. 52.
    164 The American Revolution in the Age of Revolutions12/12/2017
    1:01:59
  45. 53.
    163 The American Revolution in North America12/05/2017
    1:04:28
  46. 54.
    162 Dunmore's New World: The Revolution and the British Empire11/28/2017
    47:50
  47. 55.
    161 Smuggling and the American Revolution11/21/2017
    1:21:50
  48. 56.
    160 The Politics of Tea11/14/2017
    1:31:09
  49. 57.
    159 The Revolutionary Economy11/07/2017
    50:55
  50. 58.
    158 The Revolutionaries' Army10/31/2017
    1:45:17
  51. 59.
    157 Judith Van Buskirk, The Revolution's African American Soldiers (Doing History Rev)10/24/2017
    53:39
  52. 60.
    156 Power of the Press in the American Revolution (Doing History Rev)10/17/2017
    1:22:02
  53. 61.
    155 Pauline Maier's American Revolution (Doing History Rev)10/10/2017
    1:24:59
  54. 62.
    154 The Freedoms We Lost (Doing History Rev)10/03/2017
    1:09:33
  55. 63.
    153 Committees and Congress: Governments of the American Revolution (Doing History Rev)09/26/2017
    1:39:33
  56. 64.
    152 Origins of the American Revolution (Doing History Rev)09/19/2017
    52:01
  57. 65.
    151 Defining the American Revolution (Doing History Rev)09/12/2017
    52:08
  58. 66.
    150 Woody Holton, Abigail Adams: Revolutionary Speculator09/05/2017
    1:01:25
  59. 67.
    149 George Goodwin, Benjamin Franklin in London08/29/2017
    55:29
  60. 68.
    148 Marla Miller, Betsy Ross08/22/2017
    47:36
  61. 69.
    147 Don Hagist, British Soldiers, American War08/15/2017
    46:33
  62. 70.
    146 Robert Middlekauff, George Washington's Revolution08/08/2017
    51:35
  63. 71.
    145 Rosemarie Zagarri, Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution08/01/2017
    1:00:45
  64. 72.
    144 Robert Parkinson, The Common Cause of the American Revolution07/25/2017
    54:54
  65. 73.
    143 Michael Klarman, The Making of the United States Constitution07/18/2017
    1:07:43
  66. 74.
    142 Manisha Sinha, A History of Abolition07/11/2017
    57:46
  67. 75.
    141 A Declaration in Draft (Doing History Rev)07/04/2017
    1:17:23
  68. 76.
    140 Tamara Thornton, Nathaniel Bowditch: 19th-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea06/27/2017
    53:28
  69. 77.
    139 Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery: Indian Enslavement in the Americas06/20/2017
    47:52
  70. 78.
    138 Patrick Spero, Frontier Politics in Early America06/13/2017
    47:54
  71. 79.
    137 Erica Dunbar: The Washingtons' Runaway Slave, Ona Judge06/06/2017
    51:56
  72. 80.
    136 Jennifer Van Horn, Material Culture and the Making of America05/30/2017
    54:18
  73. 81.
    135 Julie Holcomb, Moral Commerce: The Transatlantic Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy05/23/2017
    41:41
  74. 82.
    134 Spencer McBride, Pulpit and Nation: Clergymen and the Politics of Revolutionary America05/16/2017
    51:14
  75. 83.
    133 Patrick Breen, The Nat Turner Revolt05/09/2017
    59:05
  76. 84.
    132 Coll Thrush, Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of the Empire05/02/2017
    37:03
  77. 85.
    131 Frank Cogliano, Thomas Jefferson's Empire of Liberty04/25/2017
    50:47
  78. 86.
    130 Paul Revere's Ride Through History (Doing History Rev)04/18/2017
    1:31:48
  79. 87.
    129 John Bell, The Road to Concord, 177504/11/2017
    54:42
  80. 88.
    128 Alan Taylor, American Revolutions: A Continental History04/04/2017
    48:28
  81. 89.
    127 Caroline Winterer, American Enlightenments03/28/2017
    56:31
  82. 90.
    126 Rebecca Brannon, The Reintegration of American Loyalists03/21/2017
    47:05
  83. 91.
    125 Terri Snyder, Death, Suicide, and Slavery in British North America03/14/2017
    38:10
  84. 92.
    124 James Alexander Dun, Making the Haitian Revolution in Early America03/07/2017
    54:06
  85. 93.
    123: Revolutionary Allegiances (Doing History Rev)02/28/2017
    1:34:14
  86. 94.
    122 Andrew O'Shaughnessy, The Men Who Lost America02/21/2017
    47:23
  87. 95.
    121 Wim Klooster, The Dutch Moment in the 17th-Century Atlantic World02/14/2017
    39:41
  88. 96.
    120 Marcia Zug, A History of Mail Order Brides in Early America02/07/2017
    51:58
  89. 97.
    119 Steve Pincus, The Heart of the Declaration01/31/2017
    54:31
  90. 98.
    118 Christy Clark-Pujara, The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island01/24/2017
    56:03
  91. 99.
    117 Annette Gordon-Reed, The Life and Ideas of Thomas Jefferson01/17/2017
    46:21
  92. 100.
    116 Erica Charters, Disease & The Seven Years' War01/10/2017
    45:40
  93. 101.
    115 Andrew Torget, The Early American History of Texas01/03/2017
    53:52
  94. 102.
    Bonus: Lonnie Bunch, History & Historians in the Public (Doing History)12/30/2016
    35:27
  95. 103.
    114 Karin Wulf, The History of Genealogy (Doing History)12/27/2016
    48:50
  96. 104.
    113 Brian Murphy, Building the Empire State12/20/2016
    46:51
  97. 105.
    112 Mary Beth Norton, The Tea Crisis of 1773 (Doing History Revolution)12/13/2016
    45:56
  98. 106.
    111 Jonathan Eacott, India in the Making of Britain and America, 1700-183012/06/2016
    51:27
  99. 107.
    110 Joshua Taylor, How Genealogists Research (Doing History)11/29/2016
    45:08
  100. 108.
    109 John Dixon, The American Enlightenment & Cadwallader Colden11/22/2016
    54:15
  101. 109.
    108 Ann Little, The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright11/15/2016
    48:52
  102. 110.
    107 Mary Sarah Bilder, Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention11/08/2016
    51:04
  103. 111.
    106 Jane Kamensky, The World of John Singleton Copley11/01/2016
    50:43
  104. 112.
    105 Joshua Piker, How Historians Publish History (Doing History)10/25/2016
    54:30
  105. 113.
    104 Andrew Lipman, The Saltwater Frontier10/18/2016
    52:15
  106. 114.
    103 Sara Bon-Harper, James Monroe & His Estate Highland10/11/2016
    46:55
  107. 115.
    102 William Nester, George Rogers Clark10/04/2016
    41:08
  108. 116.
    101 John Demos, How Historians Write About History (Doing History)09/27/2016
    44:52
  109. 117.
    100 Behind-the-Scenes with Liz Covart & Ben Franklin's World09/20/2016
    38:04
  110. 118.
    099 Mark Hanna, Pirates & Pirate Nests in the British Atlantic World09/13/2016
    44:27
  111. 119.
    098 Gautham Rao, Birth of the American Tax Man09/06/2016
    48:19
  112. 120.
    097 Billy Smith, How to Organize Your Research (Doing History)08/30/2016
    46:34
  113. 121.
    096 Nicholas Guyatt, The Origins of Racial Segregation in the United States08/23/2016
    1:03:01
  114. 122.
    095 Rose Doherty, A Tale of Two Bostons08/16/2016
    38:50
  115. 123.
    094 Cassandra Good, Founding Friendships08/09/2016
    42:39
  116. 124.
    093 Taylor Stoermer, Harvard University & Colonial North America08/02/2016
    43:57
  117. 125.
    092 Sharon Block, How to Research History Online (Doing History)07/26/2016
    53:41
  118. 126.
    091 Gregory Dowd, Rumors, Legends, & Hoaxes in Early America07/19/2016
    42:26
  119. 127.
    090 Caitlin Fitz, Age of American Revolutions07/12/2016
    44:37
  120. 128.
    089 Jessica Millward, Slavery & Freedom in Early Maryland07/05/2016
    48:56
  121. 129.
    088 Michael McDonnell, The History of History Writing (Doing History)06/28/2016
    48:46
  122. 130.
    087 Sean Condon, Shays' Rebellion06/21/2016
    44:19
  123. 131.
    086 George Goodwin, Benjamin Franklin in London06/14/2016
    51:13
  124. 132.
    085 Bonnie Huskins, American Loyalists in Canada06/07/2016
    42:51
  125. 133.
    084 Zara Anishanslin, How Historians Read Historical Sources (Doing History)05/31/2016
    49:37
  126. 134.
    083 Jared Hardesty, Unfreedom: Slavery in Colonial Boston05/24/2016
    40:16
  127. 135.
    082 Alejandra Dubcovsky, Information & Communication in the Early American South05/17/2016
    40:23
  128. 136.
    081 Don Glickstein, After Yorktown: The Final Struggle for American Independence05/10/2016
    37:08
  129. 137.
    080 Jen Manion, Liberty's Prisoners: Prisons & Prison Life in Early America05/03/2016
    35:28
  130. 138.
    079 James Horn, What is a Historical Source? (Doing History)04/26/2016
    49:47
  131. 139.
    078 Rachel Shelden, Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War04/19/2016
    44:27
  132. 140.
    077 Rinker Buck, The Oregon Trail04/12/2016
    45:19
  133. 141.
    076 Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, Citizen Sailors: Becoming American in the Age of Revolution04/05/2016
    46:18
  134. 142.
    075 Peter Drummey, How Archives Work (Doing History)03/29/2016
    54:23
  135. 143.
    074 Mary Wigge, Martha Washington03/22/2016
    34:59
  136. 144.
    073 Mark Noll, The Bible in Early America03/15/2016
    51:02
  137. 145.
    072 Ari Kelman, The American Civil War03/08/2016
    45:22
  138. 146.
    071 Bruce Venter, Saratoga and Hubbardton, 177703/01/2016
    56:30
  139. 147.
    070 Jennifer Morgan, How Historians Research (Doing History)02/23/2016
    43:37
  140. 148.
    069 Abby Chandler, Law, Order, and Sexual Misconduct in Colonial New England02/16/2016
    49:12
  141. 149.
    068 Richard Brookhiser, Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln02/09/2016
    48:00
  142. 150.
    067 John Ryan Fischer, An Environmental History of Early California & Hawaii02/02/2016
    48:14
  143. 151.
    066 Simon Newman, How Historians Find Their Research Topics (Doing History)01/26/2016
    43:39
  144. 152.
    Bonus: Why Historians Study History (Doing History)01/22/2016
    26:04
  145. 153.
    065 Alexander Rose, Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Network01/19/2016
    41:16
  146. 154.
    064 Brett Rushforth, Native American Slavery in New France01/12/2016
    56:57
  147. 155.
    063 Megan Kate Nelson, Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War01/05/2016
    55:50
  148. 156.
    062 Carol Berkin, The Bill of Rights12/29/2015
    48:12
  149. 157.
    061 Edward Larson, George Washington in Retirement12/22/2015
    54:28
  150. 158.
    060 David Preston, Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution12/15/2015
    56:18
  151. 159.
    059 Eric Foner, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad12/08/2015
    42:17
  152. 160.
    058 Andrew Schocket, Fighting over the Founders: How We Remember the American Revolution12/01/2015
    33:17
  153. 161.
    057 Max Edling, War, Money, and the American State, 1783-186711/24/2015
    48:39
  154. 162.
    056 Daniel J. Tortora, The Anglo-Cherokee War, 1759-176111/17/2015
    43:33
  155. 163.
    055 Robb Haberman, John Jay: Forgotten Founder11/10/2015
    42:35
  156. 164.
    054 John D. Wilsey, American Exceptionalism: The History of an Idea11/03/2015
    52:30
  157. 165.
    053 Emerson W. Baker, The Salem Witch Trials of 169210/27/2015
    44:39
  158. 166.
    052 Ronald A. Johnson, Diplomacy in Black and White: Early United States-Haitian Relations10/20/2015
    48:54
  159. 167.
    051 Catherine Cangany, Frontier Seaport: A History of Early Detroit10/13/2015
    53:37
  160. 168.
    050 Marla Miller, Betsy Ross and the Making of America10/06/2015
    44:07
  161. 169.
    049 Malcolm Gaskill, How the English Became American09/29/2015
    40:51
  162. 170.
    048 Ken Miller, Dangerous Guests; Enemy Captives During the War for Independence09/22/2015
    40:54
  163. 171.
    047 Emily Conroy-Krutz, Christian Imperialism: Converting the World in the Early American Republic09/15/2015
    48:30
  164. 172.
    046 John Ferling, Whirlwind: The American Revolution & the War That Won It09/08/2015
    56:31
  165. 173.
    045 Spencer McBride, Joseph Smith and the Founding of Mormonism09/01/2015
    43:49
  166. 174.
    044 Adam Shprintzen, The Vegetarian Crusade: The Rise of an American Reform Movement08/25/2015
    48:14
  167. 175.
    043 Matthew Osborn, Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early Republic08/18/2015
    52:34
  168. 176.
    Bonus: The Boston Stamp Act Riots08/14/2015
    46:34
  169. 177.
    042 Heather Cox Richardson, A History of the Republican Party08/11/2015
    1:07:56
  170. 178.
    041 Bruno Paul Stenson, Canada and the American Revolution08/04/2015
    45:07
  171. 179.
    040 For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington & the Presidential Title Controversy of 178907/28/2015
    43:52
  172. 180.
    039 Eric Nelson, The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding07/21/2015
    51:09
  173. 181.
    038 Carolyn Harris, Magna Carta & Its Gifts to North America07/14/2015
    50:37
  174. 182.
    037 Kathleen DuVal, Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution07/07/2015
    45:05
  175. 183.
    036 Abigail Swingen, Competing Visions of Empire06/30/2015
    51:26
  176. 184.
    Bonus: Lafayette & the Hermione06/26/2015
    29:03
  177. 185.
    035 Michael Lord, Historic Hudson Valley and Washington Irving06/23/2015
    37:43
  178. 186.
    034 Mark R. Cheathem, Andrew Jackson, Southerner06/16/2015
    50:11
  179. 187.
    033 Douglas Bradburn, George Washington and His Library06/09/2015
    58:33
  180. 188.
    032 Michelle Marchetti Coughlin, One Colonial Woman's World06/02/2015
    51:09
  181. 189.
    031 Benjamin Franklin and the Papers of Benjamin Franklin Editorial Project05/26/2015
    50:27
  182. 190.
    030 Shelby M. Balik, Rally the Scattered Believers: Northern New England's Religious Geography05/19/2015
    1:01:42
  183. 191.
    029 Colin Calloway, The Victory with No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army05/12/2015
    54:51
  184. 192.
    Bonus: We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence05/08/2015
    40:57
  185. 193.
    028 Janice Fontanella, Building the Erie Canal05/05/2015
    42:47
  186. 194.
    027 Lisa Wilson, A History of Stepfamilies in Early America04/28/2015
    42:55
  187. 195.
    026 Robert Middlekauff, Washington's Revolution04/21/2015
    48:28
  188. 196.
    025 Jessica Parr, Inventing George Whitefield04/14/2015
    45:36
  189. 197.
    Bonus: Longfellow's Wayside Inn04/10/2015
    27:02
  190. 198.
    024 Kimberly Alexander, 18th-Century Fashion and Material Culture04/07/2015
    57:51
  191. 199.
    023 Early American History with the JuntoCast03/31/2015
    1:03:49
  192. 200.
    022 Vivian Bruce Conger, Deborah Read Franklin & Sally Franklin Bache: Benjamin Franklin's Women03/24/2015
    49:43

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