BFW: Experiences of Revolution, Part 1: Occupied Philadelphia

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… Read More

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Stuff for Your Ears

Learning about Material Culture with Ben Franklin’s World a blog post by OI Material Culture Fellow Morgan McCullough Material culture otherwise called ‘stuff,’ has long been a topic of interest for scholars and students of vast Early America. The Omohundro Institute has recently explored material culture at the 2021 conference “Material Worlds/Virtual Worlds: the Physical and the… Read More

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Elections in Early America Podcast Series Releases TODAY!

Every year, the United States holds elections. Often these elections are for city, town, and state offices. Every two years, the United States holds federal elections, where the American people elect those who will represent and serve them in their national government.  How did elections in the United States develop? Who is American democracy for and who gets to… Read More

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Reading on Elections in Vast Early America

Want to learn more about elections and voting in early America? We’ve compiled a list of suggested books, articles, and online resources that you might find helpful. We either used these works ourselves for production research or they were suggested by our guests. Happy researching! Books Richard R. Beeman, The Varieties of Political Experience in Eighteenth-Century America Christopher M. Read More

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