American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt

American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt

From the Boston Tea Party to rock 'n roll, Americans have always taken their fun seriously. A new books reveals the spirit of joyous rebellion going back to the Pilgrims.

It's right there in the Declaration of Independence: the pursuit of happiness. From the Boston Tea Party to rock 'n roll, Americans have always taken their fun seriously. But the joyous rebellion that marks so many turning points in American history is more than mere amusement. It's been the crucial ingredient in revolution, resistance, and generational shifts. We cut loose, American style, with author John Beckman.

Guests

John Beckman

Professor of English, U.S. Naval Academy; author, "American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt"

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