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Revolution 250 is a consortium of organizations in New England planning commemorations of the American Revolution's 250th anniversary. https://revolution250.org/Through this podcast you will meet many of the people involved in these commemorations, and learn about the people who brought about the Revolution--which began here. To support Revolution 250, visit https://www.masshist.org/rev250Theme Music: "Road to Boston" fifes: Doug Quigley, Peter Emerick; Drums: Dave Emerick

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Revolution 250 is a consortium of organizations in New England planning commemorations of the American Revolution's 250th anniversary. https://revolution250.org/Through this podcast you will meet many of the people involved in these commemorations, and learn about the people who brought about the Revolution--which began here. To support Revolution 250, visit https://www.masshist.org/rev250Theme Music: "Road to Boston" fifes: Doug Quigley, Peter Emerick; Drums: Dave Emerick

    American Revolution Geographies Online: Maps of the Revolution

    American Revolution Geographies Online: Maps of the Revolution

    The Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, with a collection of more than 200,000 maps, has joined forces with the Fred W. Smith Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, which holds the Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection to create "ARGO: American Revolutionary Geographies Online." These on-line, digitized Revolutionary-era maps will help us understand the Revolutionary era as its participants saw it.  We talk with  Garrett Dash Nelson, President and Head Curator of the Leventhal Map Center, and Alexandra L. Montgomery, a post-doctoral fellow in the digital history and cartography of the American Revolution at Mount Vernon, about this exciting collaborative project.  

    • 35 min
    Parson Weems & the Biography of George Washington, with Steven C. Bullock

    Parson Weems & the Biography of George Washington, with Steven C. Bullock

    Did Washington really cut down the cherry tree?  Steven C. Bullock tells us about his new project--the life of Mason Locke "Parson" Weems, Washington's most popular biographer, who shaped the legend of Washington, and Francis Marion, as he tried to shape American character for the better.  Steven Bullock, author of  Tea Sets and Tyranny:  The Politics of Politeness in Early America, and Revolutionary Brotherhood, on the Masons in early America, is a professor of history at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

    • 36 min
    The Revolutionary City - American Philosophical Society

    The Revolutionary City - American Philosophical Society

    An exciting collaboration between the American Philosophical Society, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and  the Library Company of Philadelphia, is changing the way future historians will be able to access historical collections. Kyle Roberts, Sabrina Bocanegra, and  Bayard Miller tell us about the "Revolutionary City  Portal" a ground-breaking one-stop portal into Philadelphia’s role in the American Revolution.  This remarkable collaboration, and mining of  metadata, will bring to life the people who brought on the American Revolution. 

    • 34 min
    Revolutionary America, the Atlantic World & the British Empire with Patrick Griffin

    Revolutionary America, the Atlantic World & the British Empire with Patrick Griffin

    Patrick Griffin looks at the nexus of the American Revolution and the British Empire.  The Madden-Hennebry Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, he talks about his books including The Townshend Moment, about two brothers trying to reform the empire, and he and Frank Cogliano co-edited Ireland and America: Empire, Revolution, and Sovereignty,.

    • 32 min
    "Liberty is Sweet" - Woody Holton

    "Liberty is Sweet" - Woody Holton

    The history of the American Revolution is often simplified for easier digestion by the American public, but it is a complex and shifting story that can be viewed from thousands of different perspectives.  Woody Holton, author of Liberty is Sweet:  The Hidden History of the American Revolution joins us to talk about some of these different perspectives in the complex story.  Holton , the McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina, focuses on economic history, as well as the stories of Native Americans, African-Americans, and women in the Revolutionary era.  His biography Abigail Adams:  A Life   received the Bancroft Prize for its portrayal of our favorite founding mother as an economic player.   

    • 32 min
    New Deal Art & the American Revolution with Susan Brauner

    New Deal Art & the American Revolution with Susan Brauner

    During the New Deal era there was a tremendous increase in public infrastructure.  As part of that story, the United States federal government hired artists to help decorate public spaces with works of art that spoke to the community in which these structures were built. Susan Brauner tells us about some of the artists and their work. 

    • 30 min

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