Enlightenment Era in America

Professor Andrew Burstein talked about the Enlightenment era in America and the ideas that shaped the politics and morals of the Revolutionary… read more

Professor Andrew Burstein talked about the Enlightenment era in America and the ideas that shaped the politics and morals of the Revolutionary generation. He spoke about Benjamin Franklin’s writings and his community ventures, such as the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Gazette, to show how these endeavors were in line with the humanist ideals of the time. He also argued that the Great Awakening, a religious movement of the 1730s and 1740s, was in conflict with the Enlightenment’s emphasis on scientific thinking. close

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Enlightenment Era in America

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Program ID:
328170-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
First Aired:
Dec 19, 2015 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 16, 2016 | 1:30am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Dec 19, 2015 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 20, 2015 | 12:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 27, 2015 | 12:49pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 28, 2015 | 6:50am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 16, 2016 | 1:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
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