Thank you for helping us create and celebrate Ben Franklin's World's 300th Episode!!!
Episode 300 will post on April 13, 2021, which also happens to be Liz's 40th birthday. In honor of both occasions, we're asking you and 39 other historians: “What is one aspect of early American history you wish people better understood? And why?”
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“What is one aspect of early American history you wish people better understood? And why?”