Happy Fourth of July everyone, a day when we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence because, yes, it’s our founding document. (The 1789 Constitution was the second take at the operational details of the new federation.)
In sync with the themes of the holiday, I spoke this week with Texas Public Radio’s hour-long interview program, “The Source” about how we should tell the story of America and my new book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood. You can catch that interview with the San Antonio-based public radio network online here.
For a shorter take, I also spoke recently with WAMC / Northeast Public Radio’s Joe Donoghue on “The Roundtable.” I was happy to rejoin the network — which serves eastern New York State (north of New Netherland) and the entire western third of New England — which has had me on for American Nations and American Character as well.
This week I’ll be coming to public radio listeners in southeastern Virginia, and central Tennessee.
Hope you enjoy.