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Revolutionary America Department of History

This course examines the American Revolution from its origins in the mid-18th century through the ratification of the Constitution. Readings, lectures, class discussions and film clips explore such topics as the political, economic and ideological origins of the Revolution; the major battles and military figures of the war for independence; the significance of the American Revolution in a global context; the radicalism of the Revolution's impact on America's political and social order; and the legacy of the American Revolution within American society and culture as well as Western Civilization. Particular attention is given to the experience of Rhode Island and Newport during the Revolutionary era.

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