The Shot Heard 'Round the World: The History of Revolutionary America

1701 [CRN: 24057]

For those who lived through it, the American Revolution was a very personal experience. The struggle for American liberties pitted neighbors against neighbors, tore local communities apart, destroyed families, ruined livelihoods and ended lives. But the Revolution was also a global phenomenon. Its ideological origins lay in ancient Greece and Rome. Its economic causes stretched around the globe. Its ideals and values have inspired generations. Only by studying the complexity of the Revolution, and by placing the local experiences of newly-minted "Americans" within the global backdrop of their times, can this formative stage of United States history be fully understood. P
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