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


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Having taught at all grade levels from elementary school through college and given numerous presentations to general audiences and professional groups, Ray Raphael reads and responds to diverse audiences. His talks are interactive. He invites and stimulates dialogue.

To view and hear some appearances, see the Talks and Interviews page.

Previous engagements:

  • Historical sites, museums, libraries, and societies, including the American Antiquarian Society, Massachusetts Historical Society, New York Historical Society, National Heritage Museum in Lexington, Old South Meeting House, Bunker Hill Museum, Minute Man National Historical Park, Saratoga NHP, Valley Forge NHP, Morristown NHP, Yorktown NHP, Bennington Battle Monument, David Library of the American Revolution (Washington's Crossing), Fraunces Tavern (NYC), Finance History Museum (NYC), various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and local historical societies.
  • Educational conferences, including National Council for the Social Studies, California Council for the Social Studies, and the West Coast Educational Summit.
  • Professional organizations of historians such as the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.
  • Teacher training workshops, including the federally funded “Teaching American History” projects.
  • Colleges and universities, including Harvard, University of California at Berkeley, Brandeis, Fordham, etc.
  • High school classes and assemblies through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
  • More than one hundred radio appearances on public and private radio, including NPR All Things Considered and Talk of the Nation, WNYC Leonard Lopate, WBUR Connections, KQED Forum (Michael Krasny), KPFA Cover-to-Cover (Denny Smithson), Wisconsin Public Radio (At Issue), Ron Reagan Show (Air America), Joan Rivers Show, Fox News Radio, etc.
  • C-SPAN Book TV
  • Several appearances on the History Channel, including the 13-hour special on the American Revolution, first aired in 2006 and replayed often.

If you are interested in engaging Ray Raphael to speak, please contact him.

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