HIS370H5 • The American Revolution


A comprehensive examination of the causes, conduct, and consequences of thirteen British colonies' withdrawal from their empire. Topics will include English political theory and practice, the unification of the colonies into a new "Continental" government, the military course of the fighting, great-power interventions by Continental Europe, and the Revolution's place in history compared with the contemporaneous French and Haitian revolts. Readings include classic and recent historical writing as well as selected primary sources.

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