The American Revolution was a war between societies that had grown apart. Only a few Americans initially saw it as leading to independence. Thomas Jefferson, six months after Lexington and Concord, wrote that he was “looking with fondness towards a reconciliation with Great Britain. ” Only gradually did this conflict become a war for independence. We will discuss the events, the battles, the people, and the myths that have grown up surrounding the revolution.
Bert Lockwood (email@example.com), in addition to being an automotive engineering graduate from the University of Michigan, has been a long time student of military history and a College for Seniors instructor.