Jane Franklin, Presidential Sister

November 19, 2013

Jane Franklin was Ben Franklin’s favorite sibling. While he became an inventor, statesman and one of the 18th century’s most famous men, she became a wife and mother who could barely write and struggled to make ends meet – and until now, was forgotten by history. In this UNCUT interview, Jill Lepore tells the story of this remarkable century woman, and talks about the parallels between writing history and journalism.