By the eighteenth century, the Atlantic Ocean had become a busy highway of ships crisscrossing its waters.
What do we know about the ships that made these transatlantic voyages and connected the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world through trade, people, and information?
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History, Phillip Reid, a historian of the Atlantic World and maritime technology and author of The Merchant Ship in the British Atlantic, 1600-1800 (Brill, 2020), joins us to explore the eighteenth-century British merchant ship and the business of transatlantic shipping.
You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/309
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 a historian who shares their unique insights into our early American past. It is a production of the Omohundro Institute.
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