The American Revolution and The British Empire (Virtual)

Tuesday, March 7, 2023-Tuesday, April 4, 2023

6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Four Sessions. Class will not meet on March 21st.


The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description
Seen through American eyes, July 4, 1776 marks a triumphant moment: the birth of a bold new nation committed to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Through British eyes, the American Revolution looked quite different. This four-part class will examine America through the lens of Britain’s Empire.

First, we’ll look at the war from the perspectives of the Palace, the Parliament, and the British people. Second, we’ll explore the conflict from the vantage of the Irish and their descendants in America. Third, we’ll pivot southward to study the fate of empire on Britain’s Caribbean islands. Finally, we’ll investigate the terms of the 1783 Treaty of Paris, the peace pact that dramatically shrank the boundaries of the British Empire and confirmed the independence of the newly United States.
Four Sessions. $205/$184.5. Led by Richard Bell

Registration Fees

Registration is $205

We offer a 10% discount to seniors, students, and members of the Newberry (Associates at the Author level and above).

Contact Us
The Adult Education is available Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Email is the best form of contact: You can also reach us by phone at 312-255-3700. Please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.