The American Revolution
Not offered regularly; consult department
English and American backgrounds of the Revolution; issues and arguments in the Anglo-American conflict; colonial resistance and the beginnings of republicanism; the Revolutionary War; constitution writing for the states and nation; and effects of the American Revolution. Concerned primarily with the revolutionary origins of American government and laws. Readings emphasize documents from the period–pamphlets, correspondence, the minutes or resolutions of resistance organizations, constitutional documents and debates.