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Episode Info: How did everyday men and women experience life in the colonial America? How did the American Revolution transform their work and personal lives? Marla Miller, a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the author of Betsy Ross and the Making of America, guides us through the life of Betsy Ross with an aim to help us answer these questions. Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/148   Sponsor Links Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture The Octo Doing History: To the Revolution! Series Episode 130: Paul Revere’s Ride Through History Episode 141: A Declaration in Draft “A Turning Point: The Declaration of Independence and the House of Lords,” History of Parliament  “Historical Fiction Roundtable,” The Junto    Complementary Episodes Episode 013:Rachel Hope Cleves, Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America Episode 027: Lisa Wilson, A History of Stepfamilies in Early America Episode 032: Michelle Coughlin, One Colonial Woman’s World Episode 089: Jessica Millward, Slavery & Freedom in Early America Episode 145: Rosemarie Zagarri, Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution   Helpful Show Links Ben Franklin's World Facebook Page 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.Read more »

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