091 Rumors, Legends, & Hoaxes in Early America
July 18, 2016•42 min
Did you know that George Washington’s favorite drink was whiskey?
Actually, it wasn’t.
Washington preferred Madeira, a fortified Portuguese wine from the island of Madeira.
Why the false start to today’s exploration of history?
Gregory Dowd, a Professor of History and American Culture at the University of Michigan, leads us on an exploration of rumors, legends, and hoaxes that circulated throughout early America.
Show Notes: http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/091