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CANCELLED The American Revolution in the Early Years, 1775-1777

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ClassGraphic The American Revolution pitted the untrained, poorly equipped, rag-tag colonial militia against the mightiest fighting forces in the world at that time, the British army and navy.  This was a brutal war, one that, unexpectedly, resulted in the independence of the North American colonies from the British.  In our text, The British Are Coming:  The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (Holt Paperbacks, 2019), by the renowned historian Rick Atkinson, we will follow the fortunes of the colonial troops as they fight for their lives as well as for the cause of independence.  There were military catastrophes as well as surprising victories in the early years of the war. We will discuss the experiences of everyday people as they struggle to survive, as well as the thoughts and plans of the leaders of the respective armies. Atkinson gives us the story of these first two years of warfare from both sides as the British struggle to hold on to their most important colony and the Americans, as they will come to be known, struggle to create an independent nation. Join us for this exploration of the men and women who risked everything for the cause of freedom.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Wed

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Margaret Schilt2.Lisa D'Angelo3.Martha Bills 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/8/2023 - 6/7/2023 Weekly - Wed 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Martha Bills  ; Lisa D'Angelo  ; Margaret Schilt 
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