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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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Alexander Hamilton: An American Tragedy

Despite his role in our history, Alexander Hamilton languished as one of our more obscure founding fathers until Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical renewed his celebrity. Hamilton was an orphan who rose from the depths of indigence to the heights of power … Continue reading

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