On this day in 1776, this man admired on both sides of the Atlantic sided with the American Patriots in favor of Revolution… but his son William was a Loyalist. Hear the story of the “War in Ben Franklin’s House” from author Daniel Mark Epstein.
Ann Eliza Bleecker was an American poet. During the American Revolutionary War she wrote many poems to express the grief and loss she experienced.
Herman Melville’s life reads just like his books: full of adventure, color, and penetrating genius.