The American Revolution and the British Empire

GENINT 741.466

In this course, we examine the American Revolution through the lens of the British Empire.


About this course:

Seen through American eyes, July 4, 1776 marks a triumphant moment—the birth of a bold new nation committed to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But in this course, we examine the Boston Tea Party and the resulting war from the perspective of the Palace, the Parliament, and the British people. We explore shifting loyalties of British subjects living in America, as well as the Irish and their descendants in America, and then pivot southward to study the fate of empire on Britain’s Caribbean islands. We also investigate the terms of the 1783 Treaty of Paris, the peace pact that dramatically shrank the boundaries of the British Empire and confirmed the independence of the newly United States. This course will be recorded. Enrolled students will have access to videos for the duration of the course.

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