What was the impetus behind the American Revolution? Why were the revolutionaries who set up American institutions so concerned to protect property? What political implications does the founding moment have for today? Birmingham political historian Tom Cutterham talks about the conservative impulses in the American Revolution and what radical political change would actually mean.
Music credit: Glasstress by Max Casacci and Daniele Mana/ spoken word audio added to the original
Photo: Cutty Sark Tea Clipper, London, England, October 2017.