In celebration of the 300th episode of Ben Franklin’s World, we posed these questions to more than 30 scholars. What do they think?
Join the celebration to learn more about Early America and take a behind-the-scenes tour of your favorite history podcast.
About the Show
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.
Ben Franklin’s World is a production of the Omohundro Institute.
What do historians wish more people better understood about early American history and why do they wish people had that better understanding?
In honor of our 300th episode, we posed this question to more than 30 historians and they obliged us with answers. Their answers range from the temporal and geographic scope of Early America to what they wish more people understood about the work historians do.
Who You’ll Discover
- Karin Wulf, Omohundro Institute
- Caitlin Fitz, Northwestern University
- Brett Rushforth, University of Oregon
- Caroline Winterer, Stanford University
- Marcus P. Nevius, University of Rhode Island
- Joshua Piker, Omohundro Institute and William & Mary
- Lisa Wilson, Connecticut College
- Sara Georgini, Adams Papers Editorial Project and Massachusetts Historical Society
- Kenneth Cohen, Smithsonian Museum of American History
- Bonnie Huskins, University of New Brunswick
- Johann Neem, Western Washington University
- Jennifer Van Horn, University of Delaware
- Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard University
- Stephen Fried, Independent Scholar
- Holly White, Omohundro Institute
- Alejandra Dubcovsky, University of California, Riverside
- Terrance Rucker, Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives
- Zara Anishanslin, University of Delaware
- Jessica Marie Johnson, Johns Hopkins University
- Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Monticello
- Julie Reed, Pennsylvania State University
- Ronald A. Johnson, Baylor University
- Catherine Kelly, Omohundro Institute
- Martha Howard, Omohundro Institute
- Stephen Brumwell, Independent Scholar
- Joyce Chaplin, Harvard University
- Tyson Reeder, Papers of James Madison
- Daina Ramey Berry, University of Texas at Austin
- Joseph Adelman, Framingham State University and Omohundro Institute
- Abigail Swingen, Texas Tech University
- Christopher Grasso, William & Mary
- Heather Cox Richardson, Boston College
- Alan Taylor, University of Virginia
- Sari Altschuler, Northeastern University
- Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Rutgers University
- Douglas Winiarski, University of Richmond
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