The Era of the American Revolution


This course examines the era of the American Revolution beginning with the conclusion of the French and Indian War in 1763 through the ratification of the US Constitution in 1789.  Prior knowledge of the period is not required, but the class is ideal for students who have taken courses on colonial American history, the early republic, or a broad survey of American history and who would like to learn more about this formative period in the nation's history.  The course will involve two lectures and one discussion section each week.  Expect to read 100 to 200 pages per week, including both primary and secondary sources.

Major assignments will include midterm and final exams, one long paper of 8-10 pages, along with a number of shorter writing assignments.

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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M-F 8am to 4:30pm
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