Tag: Thomas Slaughter

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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Book review: When the American Revolution really began

Book review: When the American Revolution really began

October 12, 2014

In “Independence,” University of Rochester history professor Thomas Slaughter details a 150-year story covering the cultural and political transformation that led to American independence from the British Empire. Slaughter is the author of numerous works, including the classic “Whiskey Rebellion: Frontier Epilogue to the American Revolution.”

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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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