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Biography. Since the earliest days of the United States, and even before the thirteen colonies came together to forge a nation, Americans have been interested in biography. But why?
What is it about the lives of others that makes the past so interesting and fun to explore?
This episode marks the start of the Omohundro Institute’s 4-episode Doing History series about biography. This series will take us behind-the-scenes of biography and how historians and biographers reconstruct the lives of people from the past.
Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/209
About the Series
The Doing History: Biography series explores the genre of biography, how it relates to and is different from the genre of history, and how historians and biographers can best uncover and understand the lives of people from the past.
The Doing History series explores early American history and how historians work. It is part of Ben Franklin’s World, which is produced by the Omohundro Institute.
- Episode 055: Rob Haberman, John Jay: Forgotten Founder
- Episode 074: Mary Wigge, Martha Washington
- Episode 117: Annette Gordon-Reed, The Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson
- Episode 150: Woody Holton, Abigail Adams: Revolutionary Speculator
- Episode 183: Douglas Bradburn, George Washington’s Mount Vernon
- Episode 193: Partisans: The Friendship & Rivalry of Adams & Jefferson
- Episode 205: Jeanne Abrams, First Ladies of the Republic
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