History 410: The Era of the American Revolution, offers students an in-depth exploration into the background, causes, war, and consequences of the American Revolution. The course includes critical assessment of the historical interpretation of the era.


Book List:

  • Ellis, Joseph J., ed. What Did the Declaration Declare? Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 1999. ISBN 0–312–19063–8.
  • Ferling, John. Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-19-538292-1.
  • MacPherson, Ryan. “To Secure These Rights”: Selected Documents in American History. An anthology for students enrolled in “History 410: The Era of the American Revolution” at Bethany Lutheran College. Fall 2009. (Available in the campus bookstore.)
  • Morgan, Edmund S. The Birth of the Republic, 1763–89. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992. ISBN 0–226–53767–9.
  • Paine, Thomas. Common Sense and Related Writings. Edited and introduced by Thomas P. Slaughter. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2001. ISBN 0–312–20148–6.
  • Skemp, Sheila L. Benjamin and William Franklin: Father and Son, Patriot and Loyalist. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 1994. ISBN. 0–312–08617–2.
  • Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 7th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. ISBN 0-226-82337-7.


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