As usual Dr Bell brings clarity to an often forgotten aspect of the Revolutionary War.The talk was both lucid and entertaining..
This is the third seminar I have enjoyed with Dr. Bell. While I thought I had known pretty much everything there was to know about the Treaty of Paris, I learned so much more. A good job of weaving together the battle of Yorktown, the various countries involved with the Treaty of Paris and their particular interests, and of course George III. And the various interests of “American” people involved with the Treaty of Paris. Dr. Bell is an interesting, well-organized, presenter.
It's surprising how most Americans, including me, know nothing about the Treaty of Paris, because as the seminar description stated and as the seminar showed, the Treaty of Paris really creates the foundation for America as we know it. It did that by awarding the nascent United States with massive amounts of territory, stripped from the Native peoples, and paving the path for Manifest Destiny. Dr. Bell covered a lot of material in this talk. It's a very dense seminar but it had to be that way. And he was his usual brilliant and scintillating self.
Outstanding seminar on an event I previously knew very little about. Rick was able to describe so many different perspectives which made the subject more thought provoking.
Dr. Bell presented another great class. Always interesting and I learned quite a bit. He provides a great deal of information but not to the point where it becomes overwhelming.