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    • Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies

    • By: Robert J. Allison, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert J. Allison
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 464
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 416

    The history of colonial America is a story of extraordinary scope, with Europeans, Africans, and the native peoples of North America interacting in a drama of settlement and conflict that lasted nearly three centuries. Go back in time and relive this epic story in 36 spellbinding lectures. While concentrating on British North America, Professor Allison also covers developments in the colonial outposts of Spain, France, the Netherlands, and the all-important British possessions in the West Indies, which were the source of the most lucrative crop in the New World - sugar - and the reason for the enormous growth in the slave trade.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Subject Matter is wonderful, Narrator no so much

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-25-15

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Age of Benjamin Franklin

    • By: The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Professor Robert J. Allison PhD Harvard University
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Why is Benjamin Franklin so compelling? What made him so successful in his day? And why has he continued to influence generations of Americans? Tackle these questions and more in The Age of Benjamin Franklin, a thorough - and sometimes surprising - course that presents a full portrait of a personality that defies easy definition.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • It's a lecture

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-17-18

    Regular price: $34.95