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Dr. Richard Bell engages his audience with a witty, insightful lecture on the importance of the Treaty of Paris granting American independence. He reviews the salient actions and impact of the treaty and the effect it has had on history. Particularly interesting are the brief histories of how it affected native Americans, freed slaves protected by the British and the Tories that fought for the crown.
Dr. Bell had a wonderful seminar to discuss a subject I knew almost nothing about - a subject that was so important to the founding of this country.He is wonderful and I try to do all his talks
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.