Multimedia

The Road to Revolution

These videos and podcasts by eminent scholars, master teachers, and other speakers open a variety of ways to explore American history. The presentations range from two- or three-minute interview clips to hour-long lectures. Whether you watch them in class, assign them to your students for homework, or download them to your iPod for a long road trip, each one can give you new insight into the past.

American Scripture: The Making of the Declaration of Independence

Speaker(s): Pauline Maier Duration: 37 minutes 27 seconds

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Speaker(s): Walter Isaacson Duration: 30 minutes 33 seconds

Influences on the Writing of the Declaration

Speaker(s): David Armitage Duration: 0 seconds

Jefferson as Revolutionary

Speaker(s): Frank Cogliano Duration: 36 minutes 58 seconds

Myths of the American Revolution

Speaker(s): Carol Berkin Duration: 41 minutes 55 seconds

Reason and Emotion in Revolutionary America

Speaker(s): Nicole Eustace Duration: 4 minutes 9 seconds

Slavery and the American Revolution

Speaker(s): James Oliver Horton Duration: 4 minutes 12 seconds

Taxation and Representation: The Imperial Debate between Britain and the Americans

Speaker(s): Gordon S. Wood Duration: 4 minutes 9 seconds

The Aftermath of the French and Indian War

Speaker(s): Andrew Robertson Duration: 1 minute 32 seconds

The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

Speaker(s): Gordon S. Wood Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes 34 seconds

The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin

Speaker(s): H. W. Brands Duration: 49 minutes 39 seconds

The Global History of the Declaration of Independence

Speaker(s): David Armitage Duration: 57 minutes 58 seconds

The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States

Speaker(s): James G. Basker, Gordon S. Wood Duration: 36 minutes 18 seconds

The Independence of the States

Speaker(s): David Armitage Duration: 2 minutes 20 seconds

The International Influence of the Declaration

Speaker(s): David Armitage Duration: 3 minute

Two American Revolutions

Speaker(s): Andrew Robertson Duration: 2 minutes 50 seconds

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

Alexander Hamilton, American

Speaker(s): Richard Brookhiser Duration: 31 minutes 15 seconds

Anti-Slavery Literature in the Founding Era

Speaker(s): James G. Basker Duration: 41 minutes 36 seconds

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Speaker(s): James G. Basker, Jill Lepore Duration: 37 minutes 31 seconds

Divided Loyalties: How the American Revolution Came to New York

Speaker(s): Richard M. Ketchum Duration: 28 minutes 25 seconds

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Speaker(s): Joseph J. Ellis Duration: 51 minutes 41 seconds

Freedom of Religion: A Radical Innovation

Speaker(s): Jack Rakove Duration: 57 minutes 17 seconds

John Adams: Party of One

Speaker(s): James Grant Duration: 39 minutes 29 seconds

Key Moments in American Freedom

Speaker(s): Orlando Patterson Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes 31 seconds

Roundtable discussion on American Antislavery Writings

Speaker(s): James G. Basker, Elizabeth Alexander, Christopher Brown, Eric Foner, Martha Hodes Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 20 seconds

The Costs of the American Revolution

Speaker(s): Andrew Robertson Duration: 2 minutes 59 seconds

The Hemingses of Monticello

Speaker(s): Annette Gordon-Reed Duration: 38 minutes 39 seconds

The Meaning of the American Revolution

Speaker(s): Gordon S. Wood Duration: 2 minutes 55 seconds

Understanding Slavery via Narratives

Speaker(s): James Oliver Horton Duration: 2 minutes 7 seconds

What caused the American Revolution?

Speaker(s): Pauline Maier Duration: 1 minute 3 seconds

Women and the Revolution

Speaker(s): Carol Berkin Duration: 2 minutes 31 seconds