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Ideas In Action: The Virginians and the Founding of America

John Ridpath

Presented at: TJS 1993

Date: Jun 27, 1993

Expanding on bis Williamsburg lecture of 1992, Prof. Ridpath will discuss the role of ideas in: 
  1.  the beginnings of the Virginia colony, contrasted with Puritan New England; 
  2. the building of prosperous 18th century Virginia; 
  3. the unifying and defense of the North American colonies in the Revolutionary War;
  4. the birth of the new nation. In focusing on the impact of ideas on human action, 
these lectures will present a dramatic historical example of the heroic potential of human life.


Parts: 3

Handout: none


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