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Learn about the making of the Constitution

Learn the dramatic story of the United States’ founding document during a special talk at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at our Main Branch. Our resident historian Dr. John Foster will continue his series on the American Revolution with a discussion … Continue reading

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A Military History of the American Revolution

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster continues his year-long series on the American Revolution by discussing the military history of the Revolutionary War. Learn: how the colonists defeated the preeminent empire of the era why George Washington was selected to lead … Continue reading

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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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