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Joanne Freeman

Professor of History and American studies at Yale and co-host of Now & Then

Joanne Freeman is a professor of history and American studies at Yale University, specializing in the politics and political culture of revolutionary and early national America. An award-winning author, Freeman previously hosted the popular American history podcast BackStory, and is a frequent lecturer on America’s founding period. She’s one of the nation’s leading experts on Alexander Hamilton, and serves on the board of the National Council for History Education, the Library of America, and the International Center for Jefferson Studies.