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Discover the military history of the American Revolution

How did a group of scrappy starving colonists defeat a British empire that had stretched across the globe? Our resident historian Dr. John Foster will discuss the military history the American Revolution during a special talk at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May … Continue reading

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The Geopolitical & Intellectual Origins of the Revolutionary War

You’ve heard “no taxation without representation,” but the intellectual roots of the American Revolution dig deeper than a Schoolhouse Rock summation. Our resident historian Dr. John Foster discusses how trans-Atlantic warfare, John Locke and the Levelers all contributed ideas and attitudes that … Continue reading

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Discover the American Revolution

The American Revolution was the defining moment in American history. But how did it come about? Our resident historian Dr. John Foster will discuss the ideas and interests that sparked the American Revolution during a special talk at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, … Continue reading

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The Coming of the French Revolution

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster discussed the origin of the French Revolution during a lecture earlier this week. We’ve posted the talk online in its entirety for this unable to attend. (By the way, sorry for the technical glitches. We hope … Continue reading

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Discover the French Revolution

The French Revolution is one of the most pivotal moments in human history. The echoes from that revolution have resounded from 1789 through today. Our resident historian Dr. John Foster will discuss what caused the French Revolution and how it changed … Continue reading

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