George Washington and the Continental Army

CRN: 
60049
Course Dates: 
Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 2011
Times: 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Instructor(s): 
Bert Lockwood
Course Catalogs: 
2011 Fall

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 (kelockwood@mindspring.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.