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.
Title: 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
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
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
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