"Weekend America" featured History Department Chair Robert Allison in a recent show debating which city was more important to the Revolutionary War -- Boston or Philadelphia.

The radio show, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Minnesota Public Radio, addresses timely issues, and the "Boston v. Philly" story aired nationwide on June 30, leading up to Independence Day.

Allison teaches American History and the History of Boston. He is the author of several books, including A Short History of Boston.