The JuntoCast: A Podcast on Early American History

The JuntoCast is a podcast about early American history. Each episode features a roundtable discussion by academic historians, Ken Owen, Michael Ha...
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers ask: "How important was the election of 1800?"
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In this timely episode, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and special guest Jeffrey L. Pasley discuss the role and development of elections in early America. NB: This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the Kinder Institute for Constitutional Democracy at the University of Mi...
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Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss the Bill of Rights, including its antecedents in British history and the colonial context, the politics that brought it about, and its legacy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, Nora Slonimsky, and Joanne Freeman continue their discussion from our previous episode on the life and times of Alexander Hamilton by thinking about the current "Hamilton Moment," as well as the "peaks and valleys" of Hamilton's legacy throughout American his...
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Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, Nora Slonimsky, and, special guest, Joanne Freeman explore the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, including the impact of his early life in the Caribbean, his role in the war, the Constitution, and the first party system, and his untimely death at the hand...
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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.
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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.
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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?" 
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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.
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Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers revisit Edmund Morgan's classic work, "American Slavery, American Freedom" (1975).
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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 loya...
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Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss the idea of "founders," including the cultural memory of the Revolution, "second-tier" founders, and how the definition of "founder" is changing.
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Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Liz Covart discuss the history of popular protest in early America, including the moral economy of the colonial period, the Stamp Act riots and the development of protest during the imperial crisis, and Shays' Rebellion and the Whiskey Rebellion in the ea...
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Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Mark Boonshoft discuss education in early America, including its role in the colonial period, the American Revolution, and the early republic.
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Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Mark Boonshoft revisit a classic work in the field of early American history, Bernard Bailyn's The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, first published in 1967.
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Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers   discuss  the Declaration of Independence, including why it took so long to achieve independence, the utility of the document itself, and strategies for teaching the Declaration.
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Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Sara Damiano discuss how female gender roles changed from the colonial period through the American Revolution, as well as the ways in which gender historians approach archival sources and approaches to teaching gender history.
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In honor of President's Day, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss issues related to the development of the Presidency in the early republic, including the initial defining of the office by Federalists and John Adams' and Thomas Jefferson's challenges in navigating that office, as well...
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Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Ben Park discuss Thomas Paine, including reconsidering the importance of his most famous work, "Common Sense," his life as an eighteenth-century transatlantic radical, and his legacy today compared to that of the other "founders." 
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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.
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