Inns and taverns played prominent roles in early American life. They served the needs of travelers who needed food to eat and places to sleep. They offered local communities a form of poor relief. And they functioned as public spaces where men could gather to discuss news, organize movements, and to drink and play cards.
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History Adrian Covert, author of Taverns of the American Revolution (Simon & Schuster, 2016), helps us explore taverns and the many roles they played in early American life. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/219
Ben Franklin’s World is an award-winning podcast. It’s for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our world. Each episode features an interview with an historian who shares their unique insights into our early American past. It is a production of the Omohundro Institute.