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The American Revolution

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ClassGraphic What were the roots of the ideas and issues that lead to the American Revolution? How did European, including British, thinkers frame ideas about liberty and the rights of man in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and how did these concepts shape American thinking? In The American Revolution: A History, Gordon Wood begins with these questions as he lays out the thinking and settings in which the idea of political separation from Great Britain grew. The book continues with a relatively brief summary of the battles and maneuvers of the war; and concludes with a discussion of what has been called the “second American Revolution” — the creation and adoption of the United States Constitution. Gordon Wood, professor emeritus of history at Brown University, is one of the foremost scholars of the American revolutionary period and his writings have won a Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize. Written in a style that is very accessible to the lay reader, The American Revolution: A History (The Modern Library, 2002) is short enough — about 160 pages — to be read and discussed in four sessions.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Naomi Fisher2.Stephen Fisher 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
1/14/2020 - 2/4/2020 Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Stephen Fisher  ; Naomi Fisher  ClassRoom