Defining the American Revolution

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ben_franklins_worldWhat do we mean by the American Revolution?

How do we define it? Was it a war? Was it a movement? Was it a series of movements?

The Doing History: To the Revolution! series seeks to explore not just the history of the American Revolution, but the histories of the American Revolution. In this episode of the series on the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, we undertake the difficult task of trying to define the American Revolution by going behind-the-scenes of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.

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Ben Franklin’s World is a podcast for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our world. Each episode features an interview with an historian who shares their unique insights into our early American past. It is a production of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

One thought on “Defining the American Revolution

  1. Peter Evans

    It was a civil uprising which at times involved war.
    It was a civil war for sure and I guess it was a revolution as well.
    Probably never would have happened if the mother country had treated their subjects with respect.

    Want to what if it?

    What would have happened here when Great Britain did away with slavery in the Empire in 1832 if we were still part of the Empire?


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