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196 Alejandra Dubcovsky, Information Exchange in the Early Southeast: We live in an age of information. The internet provides us with 24/7 access to all types of information—news, how-to articles, sports scores, entertainment news, and congressional votes. But what do we do with all of this knowledge? How do we sift...

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We live in an age of information. The internet provides us with 24/7 access to all types of information—news, how-to articles, sports scores, entertainment news, and congressional votes. But what do we do with all of this knowledge? How do we sift through and interpret it all? We are not the first people to ponder these questions. Today, Alejandra Dubcovsky, an Associate Professor at University of California Riverside and author of Informed Power: Communication in the Early South, takes us through the early American south and how the Native Americans, Europeans, and enslaved Africans who lived there acquired, used, and traded information. This episode originally published as Episode 082. Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/196   Sponsor Links Omohundro Institute BFWorld Newsletter Sign up   Complementary Episodes Episode 139: Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery: Indian Enslavement in the Americas Episode 168: Andrea Smalley, Wild By Nature: Colonists and Animals in North America Episode 171: Jessica Stern, Native Americans, British Colonists, and Trade in North America Episode 178: Karoline Cook, Muslims & Moriscos in Colonial Spanish America Episode 184: David J. Silverman, Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America   Helpful Show Links Ben Franklin's World Facebook Page Join the Ben Franklin's World Community Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter Ben Franklin's World iOS App Ben Franklin's World Android App   *Books purchased through this link will help support the production of Ben Franklin's World.

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