RPTM Podcast Episode Sixteen: Greek Life, The Boston Tea Party, Thomas Paine, and the American Revolution
When I set up this podcast, I started with the mantra of “breaking down the myths of monolithic history and tells our story through multiple lenses.” I aim to do that every episode. But what does that mean? Lenses? Is that something taken literally? If you step back and think about lenses, they are essential parts of reading glasses and microscopes. Can’t read the fine print? Grab your glasses to get that clarity? Need to look at a plant cell for your microbiology class? Change the lens on the microscope and have at it. Different tools are required depending on how in-depth you want to view things.
This brings us to this episode. We start in on the American Revolution. This seminal event in American history is so jam-packed with books, documentaries, first-person accounts, and historical land markers that we have a broad base to draw history from. There are entire college courses dedicated to this one event. We will start with a cookie-cutter, standard overview of the war, and will transition to the finite in later episodes, really breaking down the people and places as far as we can go. Be prepared to jump back in forth in time and give your eyes a chance to re-adjust.
2:08 Greek Life
6:55 Boston Tea Party
10:43 Thomas Paine
22:59 The American Revolution
History of North American fraternities and sororities
On this day, the Boston Tea Party lights a fuse
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