Richard Rath on "How Early America Sounded"

January 11, 2009

In 1776 there were no radios or telephones or honking cars, but there were other sounds. The church bell, the town crier, and women beating their laundry all had distinct sounds. Richard Rath, author of "How Early America Sounded," tells Jim Fleming how every sound in Early America had a living and willful source.