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Liz Covart

About Liz Covart

Liz Covart is the Digital Projects Editor at the Omohundro Institute at the College of William and Mary. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Davis. For more information about Liz and her podcast visit lizcovart.com.

Joanne Freeman on Alexander Hamilton


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ben_franklins_worldIn this week’s new episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, we speak with Joanne Freeman, a Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, and one of the foremost experts on the life of Alexander Hamilton. Joanne joins us to explore the life of Hamilton so we can discover more about the man who helped to create the United States. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/203

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The Early History of the United States Congress


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ben_franklins_worldIn this week’s new episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, we speak with Matt Wasniewski, the Historian of the United States House of Representatives and Terrance Rucker, a Historical Publications Specialist in the Office of the Historian at the United States House of Representatives, lead us on an exploration of why and how the United States Constitution established a bicameral Congress and how and why the House of Representatives took the shape and form that it did during its early meetings. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/202

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Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of the Empire


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Coll Thrush, an Associate Professor of History at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver and author of Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of the Empire (Yale, 2016), leads us on an exploration of Native American and European interactions that took place in London.You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/199

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Native Americans & Colonists on the Northeastern Coast


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Andrew Lipman, an Assistant Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University and author of The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast (Yale, 2015), leads us on an exploration of the northeastern coastline and of the Native American and European peoples who lived there during the seventeenth century. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/198

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Native American Slavery in New France


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Brett Rushforth, an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Oregon and author of Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France OIEAHC, UNC Press, 2014), leads us on an exploration of a little-known aspect of early American history: the practice of Native American slavery.You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/197

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Information & Communication in the Early American South


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Alejandra Dubcovsky, an Assistant Professor at Yale University and author of Informed Power: Communication in the Early South (Harvard, 2016), takes us through the early American south and how the Native Americans, Europeans, and enslaved Africans who lived there acquired, used, and traded information. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/196

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Old Newgate Prison & Copper Mine


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Morgan Bengel, a Museum Assistant at the Old Newgate Prison and Copper Mine, a Connecticut State Historic Site, helps us investigate both the history of early American mining and the history of early American prisons by taking us on a tour of the Old Newgate Prison and Copper Mine in East Granby, Connecticut. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/195

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Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters, NHS


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Supervisory Park Ranger Garrett Cloer joins us to explore the Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site so we can discover more about the Siege of Boston (1775-76), the birth of the Continental Army and the life and work of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/194

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