The Lost History of the Boston Post Road

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Eric Jaffe tells the history of the 400-plus-year-old Boston Post Road, connecting New York City and Boston. The King’s Best Highway: The Lost History of the Boston Post Road, the Route that Made America, details the road’s essential role in the political, economic, and social development of the United States. Continuously raised, improved, rerouted, and rebuilt, the road influenced the advent of newspapers, stagecoach travel, textiles, mass-produced goods, commuter railroads, and even Manhattan’s modern grid.


Eric Jaffe

Comments [3]

joe adams from Bergen County,New Jersey

I'd like to know why only this segment of Lenny's show was available on "On Demand" Not only were the three other segments unavailable but even the comments were missing. I'd like to hear the missing segments, especilly Jimmy Webb's. I wonder if it was mentioned that he was the son-in-law of the late great actor Barry Sullivan.

Jul. 01 2010 06:09 PM
mary from brooklyn from Brooklyn, NY

Couldn't agree more with gene from nyc. It was a winner of a show from start to finish.

Jul. 01 2010 02:39 PM
gene from nyc


Whole episode today was compelling. Webb, Whaling, Bunker Hill, Boston Post Road, Blackwater


Great work, Leonard!

Jul. 01 2010 01:42 PM

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