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Colonial and Revolutionary America

By Stanford University

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This course covers the opening segment of the traditional American history survey. Its major themes are the character of colonial society; the origins and consequences of the American Revolution, from the Stamp Act controversy to the adoption of the Federal Constitution; the impact of the Revolution on the general population and culture; and (implicitly) the long-term significance of the social and political history of this era for our conceptions of American nationhood, society, and citizenship. Released with a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license.

Customer Reviews

History comes alive

I picked this up as a companion piece to Professor Rakove's 4 part series with other prominent history professors/authors. He is an excellent lecturer with a wonderful sense of humor. After listening to this course and his 4 part series I've developed a renewed interest in this whole period of America history. Highly recommend it.

Colonial & revolutionary history

This is an excellent course. The best part is prof Rakove's stories. Priceless. Makes me feel like I am in the class.

Fantastic course

Great class and a really interesting overview of Revolutionary history.