HIST 4350 - The Era of the American Revolution

The American Revolution is much more than just a war of independence. It has come to symbolize the birth of a new political order, and it remains the foundation of American identity, but the real Revolution is shrouded by myth, making it difficult for most Americans to truly understand this important historical event. Just how revolutionary was the Revolution? And for whom? How do we separate the myth from the reality? And what do the myths tell us about ourselves? Recapturing what it meant to make the difficult decision of choosing sides in an uncertain rebellion. Evaluating the Revolution from political, social, and cultural standpoints, and analyzing what the Revolution meant to Americans in the past and continues to signify today.
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