Tag: American Revolution

UR professor provides historical lens for the present

UR professor provides historical lens for the present

January 4, 2015

University of Rochester history professor Thomas P. Slaughter is a firm believer that history is a good way to start understanding today’s problems. Some of his six books have looked at flash points in history – be it the American Revolution, a rebellion against a tax on liquor during the early days of the Republic, or armed resistance to an effort to put the shackles back on escaped slaves.

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Three things you didn’t know about the American Revolution

Three things you didn’t know about the American Revolution

July 1, 2014

America typically celebrates the 4th of July as a unifying victory for the country, but the road to independence was more divisive and violent than most people realize, according to historian Thomas Slaughter.

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