George Washington and the Continental Army

Course Dates: 
Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 2011
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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 (, 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.