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The JuntoCast: A Podcast on Early American History
70 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Ep. 33: Hamilton: Six Years Later
In this episode, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers reflect back on the reception, impact, and legacy of Hamilton: The Musical.
66 minutes | Jan 31, 2021
Ep. 32: Insurrections in Early America
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss the history of insurrections and rebellion in the decades after independence, including the Newburgh Conspiracy, Shays's Rebellion, the Whiskey Rebellion, and more.
42 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Ep. 31: Holidays in Early America
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss the origins and development of holidays in early America including Christmas, thanksgivings, Pope's Day, and the Fourth of July.
64 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
Ep. 30: The Electoral College in Early America
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers explore the origins of the Electoral College and its early development prior to the Civil War, including the debates at the Constitutional Convention and during ratification, its implementation in the first few presidential elections, and how it changed during the first half of the nineteenth century.
84 minutes | Oct 18, 2020
Ep. 29: The Supreme Court in Early America
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Mark Boonshoft discuss the origins and early development of the Supreme Court. Topics include the Court's colonial antecedents, debates during the Constitutional Convention and ratification, and the significance of the Jay and Marshall courts and their most important decisions.
74 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Ep. 28: Political Parties in Early America
With the 2020 U.S. presidential election approaching, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and guest panelist Lindsay Chervinsky discuss the origins of political parties and political organization in early American history, from the colonial period through the early nineteenth century. Topics include factions in colonial politics, political organization during the Revolution, and the rise and fall of the "First Party System" following the ratification of the Constitution.
72 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Ep. 27: Sport in Early American History
In this episode, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss sport history in early America from pre-contact to the Civil War, including horse racing and gambling, boxing, and baseball.
81 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
Ep. 26: Political Violence in Early America, Part II
In the second of a two-part discussion, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss the development of political violence in early America, from the American Revolution to the Civil War, including the rebellions of the 1790s, uprisings of enslaved persons, Native American removal, anti-abolitionist violence, urban riots, Harper's Ferry, and more.
73 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Ep. 25: Political Violence in Early America, Part I
In the first of a two-part discussion, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss the origins of political violence in early America—from Jamestown to the American Revolution—including conflicting definitions of "political violence," the roles of class, race, and religion in violence by and against the state, the "contagion of violence," the differences between individual and crowd-led violence, and the political power of fear and perceptions of potential violence.
73 minutes | May 17, 2020
Ep. 24: Impeachment in Early America
WE'RE BACK! The JuntoCast returns and resumes production after a more-than-three-year hiatus as Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers explore the early American origins and history of impeachment.
36 minutes | Nov 5, 2016
Ep. 23: The Election of 1800
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers ask: "How important was the election of 1800?"
81 minutes | Oct 16, 2016
Live: Elections in Early America
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 Missouri at Columbia on October 7, 2016. It was supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities administered by the Missouri Humanities Council.
63 minutes | Jan 22, 2016
Ep. 21: The Bill of Rights
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.
28 minutes | Nov 2, 2015
Extra!, Ep. 3: The Hamilton Moment
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 history.
73 minutes | Oct 15, 2015
Ep. 20: Alexander Hamilton
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 of Aaron Burr in the nation's most infamous political duel.
17 minutes | Jun 21, 2015
Extra!, Ep. 2: Printers in Early America
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.
61 minutes | Jun 7, 2015
Ep. 19: Print Culture in Early America
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.
22 minutes | May 24, 2015
Extra!, Ep. 1: The "Originality Crisis" in American Revolution Scholarship
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?"
54 minutes | May 10, 2015
Ep. 18: The Coming of the American Revolution
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.
80 minutes | Apr 6, 2015
Ep. 17: Morgan's "American Slavery, American Freedom"
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers revisit Edmund Morgan's classic work, "American Slavery, American Freedom" (1975).
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