People's History, Founding Myths, and the American Revolution


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TV and TEDx

Huzzah for Footnotes (TEDx Youth, November 11, 2013)

Founding Myths, keynote address to the Massachusetts Humanities Council, June 3, 2013

Revolution: A Success Story (TEDx Talk, December 2, 2012)

Creation of the Electoral College, David Library of the American Revolution, September 27, 2012, C-SPAN American History

Foundation of the American Polity, Fraunces Tavern, September 24, 2009, C-SPAN American History

Founders: The People Who Brought You a Nation, Politics and Prose Bookstore, May 22, 2009, C-SPAN Book TV

A People’s History of the American Revolution (with Howard Zinn), Education Forum, Harvard University, April 25, 2001, C-SPAN Book TV



Interview on Executive Powers with the Washington Post

Interview with Reed College Magazine

Journal of the American Revolution: All Things Liberty

Archived Radio

“The Worcester Revolution of 1774,” talk given at the Worcester Historical Museum, March 13, 2014, in preparation for the reenactment on September 7, 2014.

NPR All Things Considered, July 4, 2010. "The Fourth Of July And Other Myths Of Independence"

Fox News Radio, July 4, 2010. "Fourth of July Special - Real Stories of the American Revolution" (track 1, first segment) “American Mythbuster: A July 4 interview with Ray Raphael.”

NPR Talk of the Nation. “Ray Raphael discusses his book The First American Revolution: Before Lexington and Concord.”

North Coast Journal. “The People’s Historian.”

North Coast Journal in the News. “5 Questions for Ray Raphael.”

KGBH Forum. “Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and the Body of the People.”

KQED Radio. “Forum with Michael Krasny.”

Alliance for Democracy. Video: “The Hidden History of the American Revolution.”

Radio Free Maine. “A People’s History of Everything.” “Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past.” (Review)

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