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HIST 239: American Revolutions, 1763-1815 (HC)

HIST 239: American Revolutions, 1763-1815 (Finger) Fall 2022

British Allegory

      Benjamin West, Britannia welcoming American loyalists, originally painted 1783; here an inset in a portrait of John Wilmot, 1812. 

       (Image source: (Wikimedia Commons, public domain)  


This guide focuses on the topics in your course and outlines research strategies and resources for your final project.  Use the searches and linked examples as jumping off points for exploration.

The Background Information page will help in developing your research question and understanding the broader context for your specific topic.  Journal Articles and Books will give you material for cultural and historical analyses.  Primary Sources provides more direct information from historical time periods.  Using visual mages can often give new information, not otherwise available, about intended audience and associated social and cultural meanings.