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This is a show about early American history. Awarded Best History Podcast by the Academy of Podcasters in 2017, 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 present-day world. Each episode features conversations with professional historians who help shed light on important people and events in early American history. It is produced by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.
25 Aug 2020 • 53 mins
We live in an age where big businesses track our shopping habits and in some cases our work habits. But is the age of data new? When did the “age of the spreadsheet” and quantification of habits develop? Caitlin Rosenthal, an Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley and the author of Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management, leads us on an investigation into the origins of how American businesses came to collect and use data to manage their workers and their pursuit of profits. Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/281 Join Ben Franklin's World! Subscribe and help us bring history right to your ears! Sponsor Links Omohundro InstituteThe Ben Franklin's World Shop Complementary Episodes Episode 137: Erica Dunbar, The Washingtons’ Runaway Slave, Ona JudgeEpisode 140: Tamara Thornton, Nathaniel Bowditch: 19th-Century Man of BusinessEpisode 173: Marisa Fuentes, Colonial Port Cities & SlaveryEpisode 176: Daina Ramey Berry, The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to GraveEpisode 253: Susan Clair Imbarrato, Life & Revolution in Boston & Grenada Listen! Apple PodcastsSpotify Google Podcasts Ben Franklin's World iOS App Ben Franklin's World Android App Helpful Links Join the Ben Franklin's World Facebook GroupBen Franklin’s World Twitter: @BFWorldPodcastBen Franklin's World Facebook PageSign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter