The War for American Independence

Code: LH11012

Dates: February 17 - March 16, 2020

Meets: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Sessions: 5

Location: Creutzburg Center 101

Course Fee: $87.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

Most Americans are taught the history of our founding as a nation—The American Revolution—beginning in elementary school. Unfortunately all too often we are taught only one side of the story. We will attempt to rectify that situation, beginning with the course title. As usual, there is another side to the story. We will examine the causes and consequences of this struggle not only from the colonists’ perspective but also from the Mother Country. Was George III really the tyrant described in the Declaration of Independence? Was “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” the main motivation of the colonists? Or did “no taxation without representation” play a larger role? Why did so many Britons support the colonists in these disputes? We will address these and other questions about this struggle.
Fee: $87.00

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Creutzburg Center 101

260 Gulph Creek Road
(in Harford Park)
Radnor, PA 19087
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R Barry Levis

R. Barry Levis, PhD, Professor Emeritus, History, Rollins College (ret 2013); Director, Humanities Program, Hamilton Holt School of Rollins College, 1981-2012


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