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Episode 319 - The Desolation of Sugar

Rum, made from a byproduct of sugar cane, was a big part of early American trade.

Episode 316 - The Taunton Suger Party

Yeah, I know I'm probably mispronouncing it. But in this case, I don't care.

Episode 296 - Congress to Aunt Phillis’ Cabin

I find the existence of Aunt Phillis' Cabin to be absolutely fascinating. One of the most interesting facts in the whole 300 episodes, in my opinion.

Episode 291 - Noah Webster to Timbuktu

Slave or not, Anthony Johnson was still forced from his home.

Episode 244 - John Hancock

Heck, his signature was so big that his name became synonymous with notarization.

Episode 243 - The First President

Another myth about John Hanson is that he was of African descent. This is also not true.

Episode 231 - Revolutionary Mail

Ben Franklin really was devious, wasn't he?

Episode 156 - Rolling in Benjamins

A brief history of the $100 bill.

Episode 154 - The First Newspaper

He titled it "Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick." Obviously Harris didn't use his spell check.