The first part of the book is organized chronologically. Its essays on the period that Boston 1775 covers are “Squaring the Circles: The Reach of Colonial America” by Alan Taylor and “American Revolution and Early Republic” by Woody Holton.
The second part of the book is organized thematically, with chapters on the U.S. and the world, cultural matters, immigration and ethnicities, religion, frontiers, capitalism, and other topics—all factors that also shaped colonial and Revolutionary America.
At this symposium the scheduled speakers are Lisa McGirr (editor and “The Interwar Years”), Eric Foner (editor), Ned Blackhawk (“American Indians and the Study of U.S. History”), Sarah Phillips (“Environmental History”), Seth Rockman (“Jacksonian America”), and Rebecca Edwards (“Women’s and Gender History”).
The symposium is scheduled from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. in the Thompson Room.