54 minutes | Jun 22, 2021

305 Erik Seeman, Speaking with the Dead in Early America

Death is one of the few universals in life. Everyone who is born, will die. How do the living make peace with death? While different cultures make peace with death in different ways, Erik Seeman joins us to investigate how white, American Protestants made their peace with death during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Erik Seeman is a Professor of History at the University at Buffalo. He’s an award-winning historian who has written three books on death practices in early America, including his most recent book, Speaking with the Dead in Early America.  Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/305 Join Ben Franklin's World! Subscribe and help us bring history right to your ears! Sponsor Links Omohundro Institute The Ben Franklin's World Shop Complementary Episodes Episode 125: Terri Snyder, Death, Slavery, & Suicide in British North America Episode 182: Douglas Winiarski, The Great Awakening in New England Episode 214: Christopher Grasso, Skepticism & American Faith Episode 231: Sara Georgini, The Religious Lives of the Adams Family Episode 301: From Inoculation to Vaccination, Part 1   Listen! Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Ben Franklin's World iOS App Ben Franklin's World Android App Helpful Links Join the Ben Franklin's World Facebook Group Ben Franklin’s World Twitter: @BFWorldPodcast Ben Franklin's World Facebook Page Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter
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