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1776 and the Birth of American Independence

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pulitzer-winning American historian Joseph J. Ellis looks at the summer months of 1776, when the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding took place. In Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence, Ellis examines the most influential figures in this momentous year, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Britain’s Admiral Lord Richard and General William Howe.

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Joseph Ellis

Comments [2]

Brooke from Brooklyn

What about the economic interpretations of the American Revolution? Any thoughts on T.H. Breen's argument?

Jun. 11 2013 01:16 PM
RUCB_Alum from Central New Jersey

I owe Rocco a partial apology...I pointed it out when he pronounced 'archipelago' similarly to this fellow...but this guy as least pronounces the 'ch' as a 'k'.

Jun. 11 2013 01:11 PM

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