The American Revolution

History 121B

Spring 2012
Instructor: 
Location: 
3106 Etcheverry
Day & Time: 
MWF 10-11
CCN: 
39537
Units: 
Units

This course will explore the history of eastern North America and the West Indies in the second half of the 18th century, in order to determine what was "revolutionary" about this history, as well as what was not. We will, of course, examine the causes and consequences of the rebellion staged by thirteen of Britain's American colonies in the 1770s, including the makeshift construction of the United States, but we will also investigate the broader Atlantic context in which these events occurred, and consider their reverberations for places and peoples that did not voluntarily join the new United States.