Remember the Whole Story of the American Revolution
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
"Like" and "Um" Aren't All Bad, War Memorials
Episode: "Like" and "Um" Aren't All Bad, War Memorials
- May 26, 2017 11:00 pm
- 22:37 mins
Guest: Scott Stephenson, PhD, Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programming at Museum of the American Revolution How we remember war is not always in line with what really happened. We want to believe the truth is simple, but in reality there is more to it than just two sides and one conflict. Take the Revolutionary War, for instance. We learn in grade school the American colonists were united behind the heroic General George Washington in their fight for independence from Britain, but the truth was a lot messier. There were internal conflicts and contradictions, dark times and differing motivations for fighting, and Washington wasn’t the only hero.