The JuntoCast, Episode 14: Popular Protest in Early America

The JuntoCastWe’re happy to bring you the fourteenth episode of “The JuntoCast.”

In this month’s episode, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Liz Covart discuss popular protest in early America, including the moral economy of the colonial period, the Stamp Act riots and the development of protest during the imperial crisis, and Shays’ Rebellion and the Whiskey Rebellion in the early republic.

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Further Reading

Bouton, Terry. Taming Democracy: “The People,” the Founders, and the Troubled Ending of the American Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Breen, T. H. American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People. New York: Hill and Wang, 2010.

Carp, Benjamin L. Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party & the Making of America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.

Gilje, Paul A. The Road to Mobocracy: Popular Disorder in New York City, 1763-1834. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987.

Holton, Woody. Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution. New York: Hill and Wang, 2007.

Kars, Marjoleine. Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

Maier, Pauline. From Resistance to Revolution; Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972.

––––––. “Popular Uprisings and Civil Authority in Eighteenth-Century America.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series 27, no. 1 (1970): 4-35.

McDonnell, Michael A. The Politics of War: Race, Class, and Conflict in Revolutionary Virginia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

Morgan, Edmund S., and Helen M. Morgan. The Stamp Act Crisis; Prologue to Revolution. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1953.

Pencak, William, Matthew Dennis, and Simon P. Newman, eds. Riot and Revelry in Early America. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002.

Richards, Leonard L. Shays’s Rebellion: The American Revolution’s Final Battle. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.

Slaughter, Thomas P. The Whiskey Rebellion: Frontier Epilogue to the American Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Smith, Barbara Clark. The Freedoms We Lost: Consent and Resistance in Revolutionary America. New York: New Press, 2010.

Thomspon, E. P. “The Moral Economy of the English Crowd in the Eighteenth Century,” Past & Present No. 50 (1971): 76-136

Young, Alfred F., Gary B. Nash, and Ray Raphael, eds. Revolutionary Founders: Rebels, Radicals, and Reformers in the Making of the Nation. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.

3 responses

  1. This is a wonderful, fun discussion among four scholars who know their history, express themselves clearly and concisely, listen to each other, enjoy each other’s company, and build upon each other’s contribution. This is not your typical boring round-table discussion. Anyone who wishes to understand the complicated genesis of pre-revolutionary protest and how/why it changed over time will find this a very satisfying experience. I’d invite these folks over for dinner in a heart beat.

  2. Pingback: Episode 023: Early American History with the JuntoCast - Ben Franklin's World


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