1. 1776 moderated by Jim Williams




The Year 1776 was one of the most tumultuous in American history. American troops faced the British in Boston, New York City, and finally, on the banks of the Delaware River near Trenton, New Jersey. After much hesitation the Continental Congress agreed to declare independence in July. Americans were fighting two conflicts: between the colonies and the British Empire, and between themselves over the future after independence. This course will examine the political, social and military history of that famous year.

 Jim Williams has taught ILR courses since 2007.  He recently published Claiming the Desert, a history of Oro Valley from 1865 to 1965.

4 sessions, Mondays, 9:00-11:00 Jan 6-27