HL90CG: Remembering the American Revolution

Instructor: Caitlin Hopkins
Meeting time: Thursday, 1-3

The American Revolution ended two centuries ago, but Americans have never stopped talking (or arguing, or singing, or painting) about it. What has captivated so many for so long? Why does the story of the Revolution keep changing? Why is everyone so excited about Hamilton? This interdisciplinary seminar explores public commemoration of the Revolution through various media, from the Bunker Hill Monument and “Paul Revere’s Ride” to Bicentennial protest literature and the lyrics of Lin-Manuel Miranda. Assignments include a scavenger hunt for local memorials and a field trip to the Freedom Trail.

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016