This course provides an intensive introduction to the causes, character, and consequences of the American Revolution, the colonial rebellion that produced the modern world’s first republic, restructured the British Empire, and set in motion an age of democratic revolutions in the Atlantic world. A remarkable epoch in world history, the revolutionary era was of momentous significance. The full impact and scope of the American Revolution will be addressed in a sweeping Atlantic context.
Creating the News: Media and Politics in Early America
Examines how various forms of media – including books, pamphlets, speeches, newspapers, plays and public rituals – shaped American political culture from the Puritans through the Revolution to the coming of the Civil War.