Episode #32 A Man of Sensation: John Adams, the Archives, and Popular Culture with Sara Georgini

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Wow! If you've ever wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes when it comes to the publication of the founders' historical papers - this show is for you. And we don't stop there. I'm a big fan of popular culture - so we talk about how John Adams on the screen stacks up to John Adams the man. Good stuff, my friends.

We discuss: 

  • Sara's work on the Adams family and religion, soon to be published with the Oxford University Press - in her work, she describes "cosmopolitan Christianity" between the 16th and 19th centuries.

  • All that is involved in the edited and publication of John Adams's papers (this is really fascinating)

  • John Adams and popular culture - especially the HBO miniseries

Sara suggests that we read John Adams by David McCullough and Abagail Adams: A Life by Woody Holton - so get to that sine mora. And...you can find Sara at the JUNTO website and on Twitter...be sure to head over and say hi :)  

The show will drop on Monday April 23 - so mark your calendars and make sure and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen to these sorts of things. 

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Keith Harris