MAKING THE REVOLUTION: AMERICA, 1763-1789
A Summer Institute for High School Teachers of History, Literature, and Art
June 23 to July 4, 2008, at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, NC
In what ways was the American Revolution a civil war?
What distinguished Loyalists from Patriots?
How did Americans construct a variety of meanings for the War?
What was the global impact of the American Revolution?
Under the direction of leading scholars, institute participants will examine how and why the British changed the rules by which they governed their American colonies. This will lead to a thorough consideration of the Imperial Crisis. Participants will also consider how the Revolution shaped ideas about liberty, with particular attention to matters of religious freedom and gender issues. In addition, they will examine the American Revolution in a global context.
The institute is open to high school teachers of history, literature, and art.
Participants will receive a stipend of $1,000. The National Humanities Center will cover the cost of travel and provide lodging.
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