Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History

How We Remember the American Revolution

December 1, 201533 min
Why do we refer to the men who founded the United States as the “founding fathers?”

Why do we choose to remember the American Revolution as a glorious event that had almost universal, colonial support when in fact, the Revolution’s events were bloody, violent, and divisive?

Today, we explore our memory of the American Revolution and how our memory of the event and its participants evolved with Andrew Schocket, author of Fighting Over the Founders: How We Remember the American Revolution.

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