Becoming America

Robert talks with Yale University History Professor Ron Butler, author of Becoming America: The Revolution Before 1776. Butler says even before the American Revolution, the colonies were really starting to develop the unique character of a modern nation. He contends that during the years 1680 to 1770, ordinary Americans were already becoming revolutionary, merely in how they went about their daily lives. Butler is the William Coe Professor of American Studies and History, and Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University.

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