History Chair Comments on Sarah Palin & Paul Revere


Professor Robert Allison, chair of the History Department, has been discussing the true story of Paul Revere's ride with radio interviewers nationwide.

Allison said that Sarah Palin's interpretation of Revere's ride has some merit.

While Revere did not personally ring bells, he told people along the way to Lexington, and they rang church bells to raise the alert, according to Allison.

Allison was featured in the following radio interviews and news reports:

NPR, How Accurate Were Palin's Paul Revere Comments?

WGN in Chicago, interview by John Williams

WJR in Detroit,  interviewed by Frank Beckmann

The Daily Iowan


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