Robert J. Allison

"Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies"

Deepen your appreciation of the formative era before the birth of America with Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies. In 36 lectures, Professor Robert J. Allison tells the epic story of the events that led from the first settlement at Jamestown to the eve of the Revolutionary War. Along the way, you examine in-depth topics such as the Mayflower Compact, the Pennsylvania Quaker colony, and the French and Indian War; encounter individuals including Captain John Smith, Mary Rowlandson, and Olaudah Equiano; and explore new ideas about society, religion, agriculture, and economics that emerged from this tempestuous, eventful, and formative period in our nation's dramatic history.

Selected Works

A Free, On-Line course!
Here is a free, on-line course on Boston history we are developing. Open to all--join and learn more about this great city!
My most recent book.
A Concise History of the American Revolution
History/Autobiography
The Autobiography of an extraordinary man.
History
Concise account of the Tea Party.
A concise account of the event that touched off the Revolution
The life and career of the greatest American naval hero.
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First encounters between the U.S. and the Muslim World
A short history of Cape Cod, and the men and women who have lived on its sandy hills.
Lecture series--DVD or CD
A 36-lecture course on Colonial America.

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