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140 Tamara Thornton, Nathaniel Bowditch: 19th-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea

140 Tamara Thornton, Nathaniel Bowditch: 19th-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea

Nathaniel Bowditch worked as a navigator, mathematician, astronomer, and business innovator. Over the course of his lifetime, his fellow Americans hailed him as the “American Sir Isaac Newton.” Tamara Thornton, a professor of history at the University of Buffalo and author of Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers: How a Nineteenth-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea Changed America, leads us on a detailed exploration of the life of Nathaniel Bowditch. Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/048   Sponsor Links Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Georgian Papers Programme   Complementary Episodes Episode 057: Max Edling, War, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867 Episode 098: Gautham Rao, Birth of the American Tax Man Episode 113: Brian Murphy, Building the Empire State Episode 109: John Dixon, The American Enlightenment & Cadwallader Colden Episode 127: Caroline Winterer, American Enlightenments   Helpful Show Links Ben Franklin's Wor

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