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Doing History

Season Two: To The Revolution!

Doing History Session 2Season 2 (2017) synthesizes Season 1’s discussions into a demonstration of how differently scholars approach, understand, and portray the events comprising the American Revolution. “Doing History: To the Revolution!” puts listeners in the minds of today’s top scholars as they seek to articulate America’s formation.

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Episode 163: The American Revolution in North America

When we think about North America during the American Revolution, most of our brains show us images of eastern Canada and the thirteen British American colonies that waged a revolution and war for independence against Great Britain.

But what about the rest of the North American continent? What about the areas that we know today as the midwest, the Great Plains, the southwest, the west, and the Pacific Northwest? What about Alaska? What went on in these areas during the American Revolution?

What did the American Revolution look like through the eyes of Native American peoples?

In this episode of the Doing History: To the Revolution series, we explore what the American Revolution looked like within the larger context of North American history with historians Claudio Saunt and Alyssa Mt. Pleasant.

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