American Revolution Episodes

June 24, 2021

204. Raising Liberty Poles in the Early Republic with Dr. Shira Lurie

If you’ve taken part in a part in a protest recently, perhaps you carried a sign, waved a flag, or worn a special hat. But if you…

Episode page
May 27, 2021

202. Digitizing the Maryland Loyalist Experience with Dr. Kyle Robert…

Maryland wasn’t so merry for some Americans during the Revolutionary War, especially if you happened to side with the king. Profe…

Episode page
May 13, 2021

201. Uncovering the Virginia Loyalists with Drs. Stephanie Seal Walte…

Virginia was home to many of the most famous rebels like George Washington during the American Revolution, but it was also a den …

Episode page
Sept. 10, 2020

175. Finding Redemption from Tyranny with Bruce Stewart

Conversations at the Washington Library kicks off Season 5 by exploring the life of a radical populist who never met a revolution…

Episode page
Sept. 3, 2020

174. (Recast) Tracing the Rise and Fall of Light-Horse Harry Lee with…

This episode originally aired in September 2019. You may know him as Robert E. Lee’s father, but Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee wa…

Episode page
Aug. 6, 2020

170. Forging a Founding Partnership with Edward J. Larson

Season 5 of the podcast drops in a few weeks. In the meantime, we're pleased to offer you Library Executive Director Kevin Butter…

Episode page
July 23, 2020

168. Mining King George III's Papers with Zara Anishanslin and Arthur…

While work continues on the podcast's upcoming Season 5, we’re pleased to offer you another summer interlude. For today’s show, w…

Episode page
July 9, 2020

166. Mobilizing the Will of the People with T. H. Breen

We're excited to bring you Season 5 of Conversations at the Washington Library in a few short weeks. But in the meantime we’ll ke…

Episode page
July 2, 2020

165. Facing the Long Year of Revolution with Mary Beth Norton

Summer has arrived and with it the end of Season 4 of Conversations at the Washington Library . But don't despair! While we're bu…

Episode page
May 7, 2020

157. Finding the Hidden Families behind the Boston Massacre with Sere…

On the evening of March 5, 1770, Captain Thomas Preston and a small contingent of British Redcoats under his command fired into a…

Episode page
April 16, 2020

154. Recovering the Founding Legacy of Dr. Benjamin Rush with Stephen…

In 1793, the dreaded Yellow Fever swept through Philadelphia. The deadly virus raced through the nation’s capital between August …

Episode page
March 12, 2020

149. Charting a Geographer's Career with Ron Grim

Dr. Ron Grim has been a geographer for over 40 years. After receiving his PhD from the University of Maryland, Ron embarked on a …

Episode page
Sept. 19, 2019

124. The Power Broker and the King Maker: The Life of Elizabeth Willi…

In this episode of Conversations at the Washington Library , Samantha Snyder speaks to Jim Ambuske about the life of Elizabeth Wi…

Episode page
March 28, 2019

100. Remember The Ladies!

In this episode, Dr. Kevin C. Butterfield sits down with Dr. Woody Holton to discuss the 10th anniversary of his Bancroft Prize w…

Episode page
March 4, 2019

96. Jefferson's Daughters

In this episode, Dr. Kevin C. Butterfield sits down with Dr. Catherine Kerrison, a Professor of history at Villanova University, …

Episode page