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Taking Sides with Dr. Bell | Livestream Zoom + Recorded *NEW DATES: APR. 21 & 28*

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When we think of the American Revolution, we tend to focus on the key players—the American colonies and Great Britain. However, two foreign entities also played critical roles. Early on, the British government dispatched about 30,000 Hessian troops from Germany to help put down the revolt in America. The Hessians’ presence sped the transformation of the conflict into a full-scale war to defend the American homeland. The climactic battle of the Revolutionary War was also heavily influenced by a foreign power. An unlikely wartime alliance with French King Louis XVI produced a massive Franco-American force that vanquished enemy troops at Yorktown. Historian and author Richard Bell deftly examines the significant impact made by the Hessians and the French during America's struggle for independence.

*NEW DATES: APR. 21 & 28


Tuition: $30.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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New Dates: Fridays, Apr. 21, 28 *4:00 - 5:15pm* (2 sessions)


Course will meet live via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to each class session. Courses will stream via Zoom and WILL be recorded for viewing later. A video link will be emailed to you within 3-5 days of each session.


Richard Bell, Ph.D., is Professor of History at the University of Maryland. He received his doctorate from Harvard
University and has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge and the Library of Congress.