Ben Franklin’s World is a podcast about early American history.
It is a show for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world.
Each episode features a conversation with an historian who helps us shed light on important people and events in early American history.
United States
225 episodes
since Sep, 2014


We tend to view gay marriage as a cultural and legal development of the 21st century. But did you know that some early Americans lived openly as same-sex married couples? Rachel Hope Cleves, a Professor of History at the University of Victoria in British Columbia and author of Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America, reveals the story of Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, women who lived as a married couple in Weybridge, Vermont between 1807 and 1851. This episode originally posted as Episode 013. Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/215   Sponsor Links Omohundro Institute Chicago 2019 Meetup   Complementary Episodes Episode 004: Thomas Foster, Sex and the Founding Fathers Episode 027: Lisa Wilson, A History of Stepfamilies in Early America Episode 032: Michelle Marchetti Coughlin, One Colonial Woman’s World Episode 120: Marcia Zug, A History of Mail Order Brides in Early America Episode 175: Daniel Epstein, House Divided: The Revolution in Ben Franklin’s House   Helpful Show Links Ben Franklin's World Facebook Page Ben Franklin’s World Twitter: @BFWorldPodcast Join the Ben Franklin's World Community Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter Ben Franklin's World iOS App Ben Franklin's World Android App   *Books purchased through this link will help support the production of Ben Franklin's World.
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