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This is a show about early American history. Awarded Best History Podcast by the Academy of Podcasters in 2017, it’s 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 conversations with professional historians who help shed light on important people and events in early American history. It is produced by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

288 Tyson Reeder, Smugglers & Patriots in the 18th-Century Atlantic 2020/11/10, 08:00
288 Tyson Reeder, Smugglers & Patriots in the 18th-Century Atlantic

<p>In what ways did the Atlantic World contribute to the American Revolution?</p> <p>Empire, slavery, and constant warfare interacted with each other in the Atlantic World. Which brings us to our question: In what ways did the Atlantic World and its issues contribute to the American Revolution?</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://history.virginia.edu/people/profile/tfr5y" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tyson Reeder</a>, an editor of the <a rel="nofollow" href="https://pjm.as.virginia.edu/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Papers of James Madison</a> and an affiliated assistant professor at the University of Virginia, is a scholar of the Atlantic World, who will help us see how smuggling and trade in the Luso-Atlantic, or Portuguese-Atlantic, World contributed to the development and spread of ideas about free trade and republicanism.</p> <p>Show Notes: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/288" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/288</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Join Ben Franklin's World!</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/subscribe"><u>Subscribe and help us bring history right to your ears!</u></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <br /> <strong>Sponsor Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://oieahc.wm.edu/"><u>Omohundro Institute</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/shop"><u>The Ben Franklin's World Shop</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/subscribe" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Ben Franklin's World Gift Subscriptions</a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <strong>Complementary Episodes</strong></p> <ul> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/090" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 090: Caitlin Fitz, Age of American Revolutions</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/099" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 099: Mark Hanna, Pirates & Pirate Nests in the British Atlantic World</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/121" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 121: Wim Klooster, The Dutch Moment in the 17th-Century Atlantic World</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/161" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 161: Smuggling in the American Revolution</span></a></li> <li class="p2"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/229" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 229: Patrick Griffin, The Townshend Moment</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/254" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 254: Jeffrey Sklansky, The Money Question in Early America</span></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <strong>Listen!</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ben-franklins-world-a-podcast-about-early-american-history/id946895107?mt=2"> <u>Apple Podcasts</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/2oghPc2yt6aLqQHVTBs8tZ"><u>Spotify</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlbmZyYW5rbGluc3dvcmxkLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vZ3Bt"> <u>Google Podcasts</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9e1b2b97-5a55-4330-a1a3-5dd7d22e4221/Ben-Franklins-World"> <u>Amazon Music</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ben-franklins-world/id1034881337?mt=8"> <u>Ben Franklin's World iOS App</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.benfranklinsworld.android.ben&hl=en"> <u>Ben Franklin's World Android App</u></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <strong>Helpful Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.facebook.com/groups/benfranklinsworld/"><u>Join the Ben Franklin's World F</u></a><u>acebook Group</u></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/BFWorldPodcast"><em>Ben Franklin’s World</em> Twitter: @BFWorldPodcast</a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.facebook.com/BenFranklinsWorld/"><u><em>Ben Franklin's World</em> Facebook Page</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://forms.aweber.com/form/67/608698667.htm"><u>Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter</u></a></li> </ul>

Our History Has Always Been Spoken: Trailer for Massachusetts, 1620 Series 2020/11/06, 08:00
Our History Has Always Been Spoken: Trailer for Massachusetts, 1620 Series

<p>Join the <a rel="nofollow" href="https://oieahc.wm.edu/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Omohundro Institute</a> and <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://masshumanities.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mass Humanities</a> for a special two-episode series about the World of the Wampanoag before and after 1620. The Wampanoag’s history has always been spoken. Hear it on Ben Franklin’s World in December 2020.</p>

Bonus. Listener Q&A: The Early History of the United States Congress 2020/10/30, 07:00
Bonus. Listener Q&A: The Early History of the United States Congress

<p>This special bonus episode previews the Ben Franklin's World Subscription program and its monthly bonus episode for program subscribers.</p> <p>In this bonus episode, Historian of the United States House of Representatives Matt Wasniewski and Historical Publications Specialist Terrance Rucker answer your questions about the early history of the United States Congress.</p> <p>Show Notes: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/202" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/202</a></p>

287 Elections in Early America: Presidential Elections & the Electoral College 2020/10/27, 07:00
287 Elections in Early America: Presidential Elections & the Electoral College

<p>For four months during the summer of 1787, delegates from the thirteen states met in Philadelphia to craft a revised Constitution that would define the government of the United States. It took them nearly the entire time to settle on the method for selecting the President, the Chief Executive. What they came up with is a system of indirect election where the states would select electors who would then cast votes for President and Vice President. Today we call these electors the Electoral College.</p> <p>In this final episode of our series on Elections in Early America, we explore the origins and early development of the Electoral College and how it shaped presidential elections in the first decades of the United States with <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.hks.harvard.edu/faculty/alex-keyssar" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Alexander Keyssar</a> and <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.ed.ac.uk/history-classics-archaeology/about-us/staff-profiles/profile_tab1_academic.php?uun=fcoglian" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Frank Cogliano</a>.</p> <p>Show Notes: <a rel="nofollow" href= "http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/287">https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/287</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Join Ben Franklin's World!</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/subscribe"><u>Subscribe and help us bring history right to your ears!</u></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <br /> <strong>Sponsor Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://oieahc.wm.edu/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><u>Omohundro Institute</u></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/oireader%20" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">OI Reader</span></a></li> <li class="p2"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://blog.oieahc.wm.edu/bfw-election-series-reading/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s2">Election Series Bibliography </span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="benfranklinsworld.com/facebook" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">October 28, 2020 at 8pm eastern: Join Holly, Joe, and Liz LIVE in the Ben Franklin’s World Listener Community </span></a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Production of this episode was made possible by a grant from the Roller-Bottimore Foundation of Richmond, Virginia</strong></p> <p><br /> <strong>Complementary Episodes</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/040" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Episode 040: Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon, For Fear of an Elective King</a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/107" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Episode 107: Mary Sarah Bilder, Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention</a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/131">Episode 131: Frank Cogliano, Thomas Jefferson's Empire of Liberty</a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/143" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Episode 143: Michael Klarman, The Making of the United States Constitution</a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/179" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Episode 179: George Van Cleve, After the Revolution: Governance During the Critical Period</a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/193" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Episode 193: Partisans: The Friendship & Rivalry of Adams & Jefferson</a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/279" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Episode 279: Lindsay Chervinsky, The Cabinet: Creation of an American Institution</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Listen!</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ben-franklins-world-a-podcast-about-early-american-history/id946895107?mt=2"> <u>Apple Podcasts</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/2oghPc2yt6aLqQHVTBs8tZ"><u>Spotify</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlbmZyYW5rbGluc3dvcmxkLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vZ3Bt"> <u>Google Podcasts</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ben-franklins-world/id1034881337?mt=8"> <u>Ben Franklin's World iOS App</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.benfranklinsworld.android.ben&hl=en"> <u>Ben Franklin's World Android App</u></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <strong>Helpful Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.facebook.com/groups/benfranklinsworld/"><u>Join the Ben Franklin's World F</u></a><u>acebook Group</u></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/BFWorldPodcast"><em>Ben Franklin’s World</em> Twitter: @BFWorldPodcast</a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.facebook.com/BenFranklinsWorld/"><u><em>Ben Franklin's World</em> Facebook Page</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://forms.aweber.com/form/67/608698667.htm"><u>Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter</u></a></li> </ul>

286 Elections in Early America: Native Sovereignty 2020/10/20, 09:00
286 Elections in Early America: Native Sovereignty

<p>Who is American democracy for and who could participate in early American democracy?</p> <p>Women and African Americans were often barred from voting in colonial and early republic elections. But what about Native Americans? Could Native Americans participate in early American democracy?</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://history.la.psu.edu/directory/jlr6454" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Julie Reed</a>, an Assistant Professor of History at the Pennsylvania State University, and <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://history.unc.edu/faculty-members/kathleen-duval/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Kathleen DuVal</a>, the Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, join us to investigate how the sovereignty of native nations fits within the sovereignty of the United States and its democracy.</p> <p>Show Notes: <a rel="nofollow" href= "http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/286">https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/286</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Join Ben Franklin's World!</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/subscribe"><u>Subscribe and help us bring history right to your ears!</u></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <br /> <strong>Sponsor Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://oieahc.wm.edu/"><u>Omohundro Institute</u></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/oireader"><span class="s1">OI Reader</span></a></li> <li class="p2"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://blog.oieahc.wm.edu/bfw-election-series-reading/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s2">Election Series Bibliography </span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="benfranklinsworld.com/facebook" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">October 28, 2020 at 8pm eastern: Join Holly, Joe, and Liz LIVE in the Ben Franklin’s World Listener Community </span></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <strong>Complementary Episodes</strong></p> <ul> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/037" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 037: Kathleen DuVal, Independence Lost</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/158" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 158: The Revolutionaries’ Army</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/162" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 162: Dunmore’s New World</span></a></li> <li class="p2"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/164"><span class="s1">Episode 163: The American Revolution in North America</span></a></li> <li class="p2"><span class="s1"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/223">Episode 223: Susan Sleeper-Smith, A Native American History of the Ohio River Valley & Great Lakes Region</a><br /></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><br /> <strong>Listen!</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ben-franklins-world-a-podcast-about-early-american-history/id946895107?mt=2"> <u>Apple Podcasts</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/2oghPc2yt6aLqQHVTBs8tZ"><u>Spotify</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlbmZyYW5rbGluc3dvcmxkLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vZ3Bt"> <u>Google Podcasts</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ben-franklins-world/id1034881337?mt=8"> <u>Ben Franklin's World iOS App</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.benfranklinsworld.android.ben&hl=en"> <u>Ben Franklin's World Android App</u></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <strong>Helpful Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.facebook.com/groups/benfranklinsworld/"><u>Join the Ben Franklin's World F</u></a><u>acebook Group</u></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/BFWorldPodcast"><em>Ben Franklin’s World</em> Twitter: @BFWorldPodcast</a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.facebook.com/BenFranklinsWorld/"><u><em>Ben Franklin's World</em> Facebook Page</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://forms.aweber.com/form/67/608698667.htm"><u>Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter</u></a></li> </ul>

285 Elections in Early America: Elections & Voting in the Early American Republic 2020/10/13, 09:00
285 Elections in Early America: Elections & Voting in the Early American Republic

<p>Independence from Great Britain provided the former British American colonists the opportunity to create a new, more democratic government than they had lived under before the American Revolution.</p> <p>What did this new American government look like? Who could participate in this new American democracy? And what was it like to participate in this new democracy?</p> <p>Scholars Terrance Rucker, a Historical Publications Specialist in the <a rel="nofollow" href="https://history.house.gov/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Office of the Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives</a>, and Marcela Miccuci, a curator at the <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.amrevmuseum.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Museum of the American Revolution</a>, join us to investigate the first federal elections in the United States and who could vote in early U.S. elections.</p> <p>Show Notes: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/285" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/285</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Join Ben Franklin's World!</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/subscribe"><u>Subscribe and help us bring history right to your ears!</u></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <br /> <strong>Sponsor Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://oieahc.wm.edu/"><u>Omohundro Institute</u></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/facebook" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">October 28, 2020 at 8pm eastern: Join Holly, Joe, and Liz LIVE in the Ben Franklin’s World Listener Community benfranklinsworld.com/facebook</span></a></li> <li class="p2"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://blog.oieahc.wm.edu/bfw-election-series-reading/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s2">Election Series Bibliography </span></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <strong>Complementary Episodes</strong></p> <ul> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/107" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 107: Mary Sarah Bilder, Madison’s Hand</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/151" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 151: Defining the American Revolution</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/179" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 179: George Van Cleve, Governance During the Critical Period</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/202" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 202: The Early History of the United States Congress</span></a></li> <li class="p2"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/203" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 203: Joanne Freeman, Alexander Hamilton</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/260" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 260: Creating the First Ten Amendments</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/277" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 277: Whose Fourth of July</span></a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><br /> <strong>Listen!</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ben-franklins-world-a-podcast-about-early-american-history/id946895107?mt=2"> <u>Apple Podcasts</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/2oghPc2yt6aLqQHVTBs8tZ"><u>Spotify</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlbmZyYW5rbGluc3dvcmxkLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vZ3Bt"> <u>Google Podcasts</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ben-franklins-world/id1034881337?mt=8"> <u>Ben Franklin's World iOS App</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.benfranklinsworld.android.ben&hl=en"> <u>Ben Franklin's World Android App</u></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <strong>Helpful Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.facebook.com/groups/benfranklinsworld/"><u>Join the Ben Franklin's World F</u></a><u>acebook Group</u></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/BFWorldPodcast"><em>Ben Franklin’s World</em> Twitter: @BFWorldPodcast</a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.facebook.com/BenFranklinsWorld/"><u><em>Ben Franklin's World</em> Facebook Page</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://forms.aweber.com/form/67/608698667.htm"><u>Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter</u></a></li> </ul>

284 Elections in Early America: Democracy & Voting in British North America 2020/10/06, 09:00
284 Elections in Early America: Democracy & Voting in British North America

<p>The British North American colonies formed some of the most democratic governments in the world. But that doesn't mean that all early Americans were treated equally or allowed to participate in representative government.</p> <p>So who could vote in Early America? Who could participate in representative government?</p> <p>Historians <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://scholar.harvard.edu/jameskloppenberg/home" target="_blank" rel="noopener">James Kloppenberg,</a> the Charles Warren Professor of History at Harvard University, and <a rel="nofollow" href= "http://ua-birmingham.academia.edu/AmyWatson" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Amy Watson</a>, an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, help us explore who democracy was meant for and how those who lived in colonial British America understood and practiced representative government. </p> <p>Show Notes: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/284" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/284</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Join Ben Franklin's World!</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/subscribe"><u>Subscribe and help us bring history right to your ears!</u></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <br /> <strong>Sponsor Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://oieahc.wm.edu/"><u>Omohundro Institute</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/oireader" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">OI Reader</a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https:/blog.oieahc.wm.edu/bfw-election-series-reading/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><u>Election Series Resource Guide</u></a></li> <li><u><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/shop">The Ben Franklin's World Shop</a></u></li> </ul> <p><br /> <strong>Complementary Episodes</strong></p> <ul> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/038" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 038: Carolyn Harris, Magna Carta</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/143" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 143: Michael Klarman, The Making of the United States Constitution</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/243" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 243: Joseph Adelman, Revolutionary Print Networks</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/250" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 250: Virginia, 1619</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/255" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 255: Martha Jones, Birthright Citizens</span></a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><br /> <strong>Listen!</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ben-franklins-world-a-podcast-about-early-american-history/id946895107?mt=2"> <u>Apple Podcasts</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/2oghPc2yt6aLqQHVTBs8tZ"><u>Spotify</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlbmZyYW5rbGluc3dvcmxkLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vZ3Bt"> <u>Google Podcasts</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ben-franklins-world/id1034881337?mt=8"> <u>Ben Franklin's World iOS App</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.benfranklinsworld.android.ben&hl=en"> <u>Ben Franklin's World Android App</u></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <strong>Helpful Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.facebook.com/groups/benfranklinsworld/"><u>Join the Ben Franklin's World F</u></a><u>acebook Group</u></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/BFWorldPodcast"><em>Ben Franklin’s World</em> Twitter: @BFWorldPodcast</a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.facebook.com/BenFranklinsWorld/"><u><em>Ben Franklin's World</em> Facebook Page</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://forms.aweber.com/form/67/608698667.htm"><u>Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter</u></a></li> </ul>

Bonus: A Brief History of the United States Supreme Court 2020/09/22, 23:31
Bonus: A Brief History of the United States Supreme Court

<p>On Friday, September 18, 2020, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, died.</p> <p>Justice Ginsburg's death has caused a lot of debate about whether the President should appoint a new justice to fill her seat and, if he does appoint someone, whether the Senate should vote on the President’s nomination before the election.</p> <p>This short bonus episode offers a brief history of the Supreme Court and how it functions within the United States government. Our guest for this episode is <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/law/academics-faculty/faculty-directory/mary-sarah-bilder.html"> Mary Sarah Bilder,</a> the Founders Professor of Law at Boston College.</p> <p>Show Notes: <a rel="nofollow" href= "http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/259">https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/259</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Join Ben Franklin's World!</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/subscribe"><u>Subscribe and help us bring history right to your ears!</u></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <br /> <strong>Sponsor Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://oieahc.wm.edu/"><u>Omohundro Institute</u></a></li> </ul>

283 Anne Marie Lane Jonah, Acadie 300 2020/09/22, 09:00
283 Anne Marie Lane Jonah, Acadie 300

<p>2020 commemorates the 300th anniversary of French presence on Prince Edward Island. Like much of North America, the Canadian Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, and Prince Edward Island were highly contested regions. In fact, the way France and Great Britain fought for presence and control of this region places the Canadian Maritimes among the most contested regions in eighteenth-century North America.</p> <p>Anne Marie Lane Jonah, a historian with the <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/index" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Parks Canada Agency</a>, joins us to explore the history of Prince Edward Island and why Great Britain and France fought over the Canadian Maritime region.</p> <p>Show Notes: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/283" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/283</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Join Ben Franklin's World!</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/subscribe"><u>Subscribe and help us bring history right to your ears!</u></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <br /> <strong>Sponsor Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://oieahc.wm.edu/"><u>Omohundro Institute</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/shop"><u>The Ben Franklin's World Shop</u></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <strong>Complementary Episodes</strong></p> <ul> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/064" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 064: Brett Rushforth, Native American Slavery in New France</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/104" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 104: Andrew Lipman, Europeans & Native Americans on the Northeastern Coast</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/108" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 108: Ann Little, The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/167" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 167: Eberhard Faber, The Early History of New Orleans</span></a></li> <li class="p2"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/189" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 189: Sam White, The Little Ice Age</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/232" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 232: Christopher Hodson, The Acadian Diaspora</span></a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Listen!</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ben-franklins-world-a-podcast-about-early-american-history/id946895107?mt=2"> <u>Apple Podcasts</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/2oghPc2yt6aLqQHVTBs8tZ"><u>Spotify</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlbmZyYW5rbGluc3dvcmxkLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vZ3Bt"> <u>Google Podcasts</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ben-franklins-world/id1034881337?mt=8"> <u>Ben Franklin's World iOS App</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.benfranklinsworld.android.ben&hl=en"> <u>Ben Franklin's World Android App</u></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <strong>Helpful Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.facebook.com/groups/benfranklinsworld/"><u>Join the Ben Franklin's World F</u></a><u>acebook Group</u></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/BFWorldPodcast"><em>Ben Franklin’s World</em> Twitter: @BFWorldPodcast</a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.facebook.com/BenFranklinsWorld/"><u><em>Ben Franklin's World</em> Facebook Page</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://forms.aweber.com/form/67/608698667.htm"><u>Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter</u></a></li> </ul>

282 Vincent Brown, Tacky's Revolt 2020/09/08, 09:00
282 Vincent Brown, Tacky's Revolt

<p>Between 1760 and 1761, Great Britain witnessed one of the largest slave insurrections in the history of its empire. Although the revolt took place on the island of Jamaica, the reverberations of this revolt stretched across the Atlantic Ocean and into the British North American colonies.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/vbrown/biocv" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Vincent Brown</a>, the Charles Warren Professor of American History and a Professor of African American Studies at Harvard University, joins us to investigate Tacky’s Revolt and how that revolt served as an eddy within the larger current of Atlantic warfare, with details from his book, <em><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://bookshop.org/books/tacky-s-revolt-the-story-of-an-atlantic-slave-war/9780674737570" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War</a></em>.</p> <p>Show Notes: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/282" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/282</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Join Ben Franklin's World!</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/subscribe"><u>Subscribe and help us bring history right to your ears!</u></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <br /> <strong>Sponsor Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://oieahc.wm.edu/"><u>Omohundro Institute</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://sanebox.com/bfworld" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">SaneBox 2-Week Free Trial & $25 Credit</a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <strong>Complementary Episodes</strong></p> <ul> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/052" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 052: Ronald A. Johnson, Early United States-Haitian Diplomacy</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/124" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 124: James Alexander Dun, Making the Haitian Revolution in Early America</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/133" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 133: Patrick Breen, The Nat Turner Revolt</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/164" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 164: The American Revolution in the Age of Revolutions</span></a></li> <li class="p2"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/236" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="s1">Episode 236: Daniel Livesay, Mixed-Race Britons & the Atlantic Family</span></a></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/281" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Episode 281: Caitlin Rosenthal, The Business of Slavery</a><br /></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Listen!</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ben-franklins-world-a-podcast-about-early-american-history/id946895107?mt=2"> <u>Apple Podcasts</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/2oghPc2yt6aLqQHVTBs8tZ"><u>Spotify</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlbmZyYW5rbGluc3dvcmxkLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vZ3Bt"> <u>Google Podcasts</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ben-franklins-world/id1034881337?mt=8"> <u>Ben Franklin's World iOS App</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.benfranklinsworld.android.ben&hl=en"> <u>Ben Franklin's World Android App</u></a></li> </ul> <p><br /> <strong>Helpful Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.facebook.com/groups/benfranklinsworld/"><u>Join the Ben Franklin's World F</u></a><u>acebook Group</u></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/BFWorldPodcast"><em>Ben Franklin’s World</em> Twitter: @BFWorldPodcast</a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.facebook.com/BenFranklinsWorld/"><u><em>Ben Franklin's World</em> Facebook Page</u></a></li> <li><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://forms.aweber.com/form/67/608698667.htm"><u>Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter</u></a></li> </ul>