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Section 4: The Colonies Come of Age

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John Bull and Uncle Sam http://www.loc.gov/ exhibits/ british/ brit-2.html
Analysis of the American Revolution as a war stemming from irreconcilable political differences, not class conflict. Includes links to historical maps, documents, and literary works relating to the breach between Britain and its colonies.

Benjamin Franklin http://www.keele.ac.uk/ depts/ as/ Portraits/ franklin.html
Links to texts of writings from various periods of Franklin's life, including the Autobiography.

Africans in America: The Middle Passage http://www.pbs.org/ wgbh/ aia/ part1/ 1p277.html
Description of the middle passage and the hardships that Africans endured from PBS.