Monday, July 04, 2005

The American Revolution

The American Revolution - To my American readers, Happy Independence Day! To visitors from the rest of the world, I hope you take a moment to explore one of the most significant revolutions in history.

Designed to complement PBS' "Liberty!" series, the site features 16 essays on some of the complex political and social issues of the period. The H-Net site (hosted by Michigan State University) produces excellent history resources and the American Revolution theme is no exception.

The series is now available on DVD. I enjoyed this series and if you have't watched it yet I think you would too. If I could just find the time to read 1776 by David McCullough...

From the site:

The American Revolution ended two centuries of British rule for most of the North American colonies and created the modern United States of America. The Revolutionary era was both exhilarating and disturbing---a time of progress for some, dislocation for others. In the wake of the Revolution came events as varied as the drafting and ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America and the rebellions of slaves who saw the contrast between slavery and proclamations of liberty. The television series Liberty! offers us a chance to learn about the Revolution and to reflect on the Revolutionary legacy. The Revolution website offers a chance to join in national discussions of American revolutionary origins.

1 comment:

lynfrank said...

John Adams by David McCullough and his recent book titled 1776 are excellent book about the American Revolution. Of course, if you are reading this, you probably already know this. 07/10/05