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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.

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.

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Partisans: The Friendship & Rivalry of Adams & Jefferson


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Barbara Oberg and Sara Georgini, two historians and documentary editors, join us from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson and the Papers of John Adams Documentary Editing Projects so we can explore the lives and relationships of John and Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/193 Continue reading

The Secret History of the New Jersey Devil


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Brian Regal, an Associate Professor of History at Kean University and the co-author of The Secret History of the Jersey Devil: How Quakers, Hucksters, and Benjamin Franklin Created A Monster (John Hopkins University Press, 2018), takes us into New Jersey’s past by taking us through the origins of the New Jersey Devil story. You can listen to the podcast here:www.benfranklinsworld.com/192

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A New History of King Philip’s War


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Lisa Brooks, an Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Amherst College helps us re-examine and re-think what we know about King Philip’s War by introducing us to new people, new ways we can look at known historical sources, and to different ways we can think about what we know about this event with details from her book Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War (Yale Press, 2017). You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/191. Continue reading

Origins of the American Middle Class


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Jennifer Goloboy, an independent scholar based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the author of Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era (University of Georgina Press, 2016), helps us explore the origins of the American middle class so we can better understand what it is and why so many Americans want to be a part of it. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/190 Continue reading

The New Map of the British Empire


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Max Edelson, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Virginia and author of The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America Before Independence (Harvard University Press, 2017), helps us explore how Great Britain intended to govern its newly expanded empire in North America by taking us on an investigation of the Board of Trade and its General Survey of North America. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/186

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Colonial New York City and Its Culture


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Joyce Goodfriend, a professor of history at the University of Denver and author of Who Should Rule at Home? Confronting the Elite in British New York City (Cornell University Press, 2017), helps us investigate how early New Yorkers established and negotiated the culture of their city between 1664 and 1776. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/185

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