Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History


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.


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Title: 256 Christian Koot, Mapping Empire in the Chesapeake

256 Christian Koot, Mapping Empire in the Chesapeake

September 17th, 2019

How do empires come to be? How are empires made and who makes them? What role do maps play in making empires? Christian Koot is a Professor of History… Go to Episode

255 Martha S. Jones, Birthright Citizenship

September 10th, 2019

Who gets to be a citizen of the United States? How does the United States define who belongs to the nation? Early Americans asked and grappled with these… Go to Episode

254 Jeffrey Sklansky, The Money Question in Early America

September 3rd, 2019

We read and hear a lot about money. We read and hear about fluctuations in the value of the Dollar, Pound, and Euro, interest rates and who can and can’t… Go to Episode

253 Susan Clair Imbarrato, Life and Revolution in Boston and Grenada

August 27th, 2019

What can a family history tell us about revolutionary and early republic America? What can the letters of a wife and mother tell us about life in the… Go to Episode