Benjamin Franklin Picks A Side

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.


A Mother's Mourning

Ann Eliza Bleecker was an American poet. During the American Revolutionary War she wrote many poems to express the grief and loss she experienced. 


America's Shakespeare: The Herman Melville Story

Herman Melville’s life reads just like his books: full of adventure, color, and penetrating genius.