Rank #1: Ep. 4: Religion in Early America
Kenneth Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss different aspects of religion in early America, including its relationship with the American Revolution as well as historiographical developments and pedagogical practices.
Sep 03 2013
Rank #2: Ep. 18: The Coming of the American Revolution
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Liz Covart discuss the coming of the American Revolution, including both its long-term origins and short-term causes, and debate the importance of imperial identity, popular participation, ideas and ideology, and the character of the resistance movement.
May 11 2015
Rank #3: Ep. 16: Loyalists in Early America
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Christopher Minty discuss issues relating to loyalists before, during, and after the American Revolution, including how to define a loyalist and/or loyalism, the impact of loyalists on the Revolutionary War and the impact of the war on loyalists, and the fate of loyalists in the new post-revolutionary world.
Feb 27 2015
Rank #4: Ep. 17: Morgan's "American Slavery, American Freedom"
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers revisit Edmund Morgan's classic work, "American Slavery, American Freedom" (1975).
Apr 06 2015
Rank #5: Ep. 5: The Constitution
Kenneth Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Tom Cutterham discuss the Constitution of the United States, including recent historiography, its overall significance, and originalism.
Oct 02 2013
Rank #6: Ep. 19: Print Culture in Early America
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Jonathan Wilson explore "print culture" in early America, including its increasing role throughout the period from colonial society and the imperial resistance to the American Revolution and the early republic.
Jun 08 2015
Rank #7: Ep. 3: Teaching the U.S. History Survey
Kenneth Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Joseph Adelman, of The Junto blog, discuss their approaches and various issues regarding teaching the first half of the U.S. history survey.
Aug 01 2013
Rank #8: Extra!, Ep. 1: The "Originality Crisis" in American Revolution Scholarship
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Liz Covart discuss a question that arose from a keynote talk by Woody Holton at the recent Massachusetts Historical Society conference on the American Revolution, i.e., "Is there an 'originality crisis' in American Revolution scholarship?"
May 25 2015
Rank #9: Ep. 7: The Great Awakening
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Mark Boonshoft discuss the Great Awakening, including its historiography, its relationship to the American Revolution, and its contemporary significance.
Dec 14 2013
Rank #10: Extra!, Ep. 2: Printers in Early America
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers follow episode 19 on "print culture" with a discussion about printers in early America, including the fiscal and political challenges of being a printer, their role in curating and circulating information, and how the occupation changed after the Revolution.
Jun 22 2015