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By Joseph M. Adelman · June 28, 2022

BFW: Experiences of Revolution, Part 1: Occupied Philadelphia

Ben Franklin's World 4 min read

Each year, the Ben Franklin’s World team produces a special episode for the Fourth of July holiday. This year, we’re going even further, sharing two themed episodes that explore how ordinary Americans experienced the Revolutionary War.

On Tuesday, June 28, the first of those episodes—“Experiences of Revolution, Part 1: Occupied Philadelphia,” episode 332—debuts wherever you enjoy your podcasts. In the episode, we’ll reveal why the British decided to attack Philadelphia; how Philadelphians reacted to the occupation of their city in the fall of 1777; what the British Army’s presence meant for Philadelphia; and the return and rebuilding of the city in 1778.

To accompany each episode, we’re sharing a list of some of the readings we consulted for our research. You can find them below if you’d like to dig deeper.

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