Dear readers, as many of you know, after six years of studying History in college, I officially began my teaching career last fall, 2015, by teaching “HIST 037: Women in American History” at Solano Community College. I am following up on that course this summer by teaching “HIST 017: History of the United States to 1877” at the Vacaville satellite campus of SCC. Today I would like to post the first lecture that I created for that course to The Zamani Reader. As always, I recognize that my lectures are far from perfect and that they have several problems. Nonetheless, I hope that you will enjoy them and feel welcome to send me any recommendations that you may have. This particular lecture is on the lead up to, and the history of, the American Revolution (1765-1783). It was originally delivered to my class on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.
All of the PowerPoint presentations for HIST 017, including this one, were developed from content in the following textbook: Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty!: An American History, Vol. 1, Seagull 4th edition (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2014). I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Foner for his wonderful work as a historian. Give Me Liberty! is truly an exceptional educational resource and I recommend its use in any History classroom, be it a college course or otherwise. I would also like to extend my gratitude to everyone at SCC, who has supported me in my teaching experience thus far. Thanks, and enjoy!