US Group. The American Revolution is one of the most important events in modern history. Not only did it lead to the creation of a new republic among the English-speaking inhabitants of North America, but it also played a key role in inaugurating the revolutionary epoch that engulfed much of Europe and Latin America during the next 75 years. Explores the Revolution chiefly as an American event, considering its origins, the extent to which it altered American society and politics and the ways in which the forces driving the Revolution influenced the history of the United States during its early years as a nation. Because the American Revolution was in the first instance a political event, spends a good deal of time on questions of political ideology and constitutional thought. Also considers the social and economic setting within which the Revolution occurred and the way in which it affected those groups: women, slaves, native Americans, who were excluded from the formal exercise of political power. Spring of odd years.
*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.