Jun 9, 2020
In this episode Matt Crawford speaks with author Stephen Coss about his book The Fever of 1721. This is the story of a smallpox epidemic that revolutionized medicine all the while a political fever raged as well and a teenage Benjamin Franklin was there to witness it all. A year that truly shaped the men who would be at the forefront of the American Revolution 1721 was pivotal for many reasons. Cotton Mather, Elisha Cooke, James and Benjamin Franklin, Zabdiel Boylston are just some of the amazing men contained within these pages. A truly riveting tale that should be read by all.