The Unknown American Revolution

Gary Nash talked about slavery and his book The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America,… read more

Gary Nash talked about slavery and his book The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America, published by Viking. In his book, the author wrote about his belief that America has lost sight of the most disruptive and radical upheaval in American history. He chronicled the events of the American Revolution he felt were often glossed over by popular history. He described the motivations behind the revolution as being driven not only by the Founding Fathers, but also by all classes and races of American society. Following his remarks, he responded to questions and comments from members of the audience.

The XII Annual E.P. Thompson Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Working-Class History Seminar, was titled, “Could Slavery Have Been Abolished by the Revolutionary Generation?” The event was held inside the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. close

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The Unknown American Revolution

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Program ID:
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Dec 31, 2005 | 11:29pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Oct 04, 2010 | 6:41am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Dec 31, 2005 | 11:29pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 30, 2006 | 6:35am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 04, 2006 | 11:34am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 02, 2010 | 10:35am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 03, 2010 | 5:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 04, 2010 | 6:41am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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