You’ve heard “no taxation without representation,” but the intellectual roots of the American Revolution dig deeper than a Schoolhouse Rock summation.

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster discusses how trans-Atlantic warfare, John Locke and the Levelers all contributed ideas and attitudes that influenced the American Revolution.

This program is the first in a 4-part series about the Revolutionary War. Foster’s next talk will be a military history of the American Revolution at 6:30 on Thursday, May 16, at our Main Branch.

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War II and US Presidents of the 20th Century.

Finally, if you’re interested, most of Foster’s previous historical talks can be viewed in their entirety on our YouTube channel.