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Conference Video Highlights

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Social Media Highlights

Click here for an eventifier page that has compiled all 700+ tweets and 20+ photos from the conference.

Click here for Elizabeth Covart’s summary of each day of the conference.

Click here for Michael Hatten’s storify of the conference.

Special HISTORY videos on the American Revolution

Roundtable Highlights

All video edited by Peter Kotowski.

https://youtu.be/9LG5tGXZy40

During the panel Q & A session, Fogleman expands on his contention that the Revolution challenges the security of slavery.

https://youtu.be/wxS6_SvBnqw

Linda Colley addresses the exceptionalism found in the American and British historical profession.

https://youtu.be/GR_HhCLjGo0

Christine Heyrman questions the extent to which the Revolution was a secular event.

https://youtu.be/f3C9GEbPzK8

Ed Countryman talks about the role of contestation during the revolutionary period.

https://youtu.be/kw1tXeaOXh8

Linda Colley responds to Fredrika Teute’s comments about the Haitian Revolution

https://youtu.be/q_h_g68cOTU

Michael McDonnell and Barbara Oberg discuss how microhistory helps reveal the messiness of the Revolution.

https://youtu.be/FvCU-ZKwFEg

Kimberly Nath responds to Barbara Oberg’s question about microhistory by pushing scholars to consider its role in helping us understand identity.

https://youtu.be/6Tb1kgqjNhY

Michael McDonnell and Tom Slaughter discuss the perils of ending the narrative with the Constitution.

https://youtu.be/dVUwIpzgfKU

Fredrika Teute pushes Travis Glasson to better engage with the issue of women in his paper.

https://youtu.be/pirt4qdpUoA

The scarcity of sources and the tension between ordinary peoples and the elites are two challenges Li Jianming sees for the future of Revolution-era scholarship.

https://youtu.be/VL1C_2YSe8U

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich on the Founding Fathers and their vision of a postwar America.

https://youtu.be/0P4DJ22JqGo

Bill Pencak and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich discuss provisioning.

https://youtu.be/8TnREjDptRw

Denver Brunsman talks impressment, recruiting procedures, and violence among the Revolutionary-era maritime community.

https://youtu.be/hWD3MvcuG8g

Margaretta Lovell on the role of material culture on “real” history.

https://youtu.be/7PL_QDegciM

Marcus Rediker reads an excerpt from William Blake’s America, a Prophecy.

https://youtu.be/rAmapmO9njM

Peter Thompson discusses the need to read outside the narrow disciplines of history to help “rebirth” studies of the Revolution.

https://youtu.be/n_qPK7eNrOc

Mark Boonshoft considers the idea of power and what it meant for politics, institutions, and organizations during the Revolution.

https://youtu.be/b3LC-w0biBM

Bryan Rosenblithe explains the importance of understanding the people “on the ground” and their importance in how we understand politics.

https://youtu.be/w_DTj9GyyNQ

Mark Boonshoft, Bryan Rosenblithe, and Matthew Spooner respond to Frank Harvey’s question about the impact of the French on the war.

https://youtu.be/3rSIEaRvW68

David Shields, Annette Gordon-Reed, and Fredrika Teute discuss founding documents and the creation of the Union.

https://youtu.be/SfwNpz_5nnY

David Shields responds to a question about textuality and the dissemination of printed copies of constitutions.

https://youtu.be/4XcbfO-SXbY

Alan Taylor reflects on the contagion of slavery, the contagion of liberty, and an alternate path for the history of the American Revolution.

 

This article originally appeared in issue 14.3 (Spring, 2014).