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“Shelf Life” is a podcast about the humanities–and the humans behind them. Each episode features a new conversation with the Newberry staff, fellows, and other readers who bring the Newberry’s world-famous collection to life.

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The British Were the Underdogs?

Historian (and Newberry Fellow) Woody Holton has a novel way of looking at the American Revolution: it was the British—not the Americans—who were the underdogs on the battlefield. In this episode, Woody argues his case. And, while he’s at it, he discusses how race, class, and gender factored into the war and its aftermath.

The British Were the Underdogs? by Shelf Life, from the Newberry Library

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