Ben Franklin and colonial Philadelphia with public historian George Boudreau

Ben Franklin and colonial Philadelphia with public historian George Boudreau
21 nov 2023 · 53 min. 30 sec.

In episode 15 of George Washington Slept Here, host Jason Raia joins our distinguished guest and public historian George Boudreau. This conversation delves into a riveting exploration of Philadelphia's rich...

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In episode 15 of George Washington Slept Here, host Jason Raia joins our distinguished guest and public historian George Boudreau. This conversation delves into a riveting exploration of Philadelphia's rich history and deep-rooted ties to the legendary Benjamin Franklin. From Franklin's grand vision for a diverse and thriving city to the vibrant cultural and linguistic tapestry of Philadelphia, we explore Franklin's innovative ideas and endeavors that were pivotal in shaping the city's evolution.

Additionally, George and Jason discuss the value and importance of incorporating everyone's stories and perspectives of individuals from America's past and the importance of visiting historic places.

Brace yourself for a spellbinding voyage through time as we unveil the untold stories and pivotal experiences that have shaped our country.

Quotes

"Immersing oneself in the places where historical figures lived and walked provides a deeper connection to the past" - George Boudreau

"We all have our histories. And I think ignoring any of them is perilous." - George Boudreau

Books Mentioned in the Podcast

Independence: A Guide to Historic Philadelphia by George Boudreau

Women in George Washington’s World by George Boudreau

Generous Enemies: Patriots and Loyalists in Revolutionary New York by Judith L. Van Buskirk

The Transformation of Virginia by Rhys L. Isaac

Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Featured Guest
George Boudreau
Social Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-boudreau-a871a0164/

Chapters:

00:00 - Introduction
03:30 - Contrasting Early Pennsylvania and Massachusetts
07:26 - From Public History to Volunteering
10:30 - Historian's Memorable Meeting with David McCullough
15:34 - Sipping History at Jamaica Wine Bar
17:47 - Transforming a Quiet Village into a Diverse City
20:09 - Quaker Meeting House: Intellectual Hub
24:16 - 18th-Century Shopping Discussions
29:54 - Self-Taught Artist and Lifelong Learner
31:09 - Mastodon Mysteries and Museum Ownership
35:51 - Embracing the Importance of History
39:12 - Ona's Remarkable Escape
42:10 - The Vanishing Mall and Historical Quest
45:59 - Teaching History with Heart
48:08 - Supporting Learning through History
52:25 - Outro
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Sito www.freedomsfoundation.org
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