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Ben Franklin's World
Ben Franklin's World
Liz Covart

This is a multiple award-winning podcast about early American history. It’s a show for people who love history and who want to... more

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Episodes

378 Everyday Black Living in Early America

When we study the history of Black Americans, especially in the early American period, we tend to focus on slavery... more

20 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
377 Phillis Wheatley & the Playwright

2023 marked the 250th anniversary of the arrival of Phillis Wheatley's published book of poetry in the British American colonies.... more

06 Feb 2024 · 45 minutes
376 Cotton Mather's Spanish Lessons

Colonial America was born in a world of religious alliances and rivalries. Missionary efforts in the colonial Americas allow us... more

23 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
375 Misinformation Nation: Fake News in Early America

Over the past decade, we’ve heard a lot about “fake news” and “misinformation.” And as 2024 is an election year,... more

09 Jan 2024 · 58 minutes
374 The American Revolutionary War in the West

The American Revolution and its War for Independence comprised the United States’ founding movement. The War for Independence also served... more

26 Dec 2023 · 53 minutes
373 The Gaspee Affair, 1772

The so-called “March to the American Revolution” comprised many more events than just the Stamp Act Riots, the Boston Massacre,... more

12 Dec 2023 · 54 minutes
372 A History of the Myaamia

Early America was a diverse place. A significant part of this diversity came from the fact that there were at... more

28 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
371 An Archive of Indigenous Slavery

Long before European arrival in the Americas, Indigenous people and nations practiced enslavement. Their version of enslavement looked different from... more

14 Nov 2023 · 50 minutes
370 The Ruin of All Witches

Happy Halloween! In honor of the 31st of October and All Hallows Eve, we investigate a historical incident of witches... more

31 Oct 2023 · 51 minutes
369 Livestock and Animal Breeds in Early America

Establishing colonies in North America took an astonishing amount of work. Colonists had to clear trees, eventually remove stumps from... more

24 Oct 2023 · 52 minutes
Ben Franklin's World
378 Everyday Black Living in Early America
Ben Franklin's World