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Professor Peter C. Mancall, Ph.D.

Professor Peter C. Mancall
  • University of Southern California
  • Harvard University
The revolution left posterity with the transforming idea that the people are sovereigns, at least in America, and as sovereigns, each has the responsibility to participate in and shape public life in the United States.

Dr. Peter C. Mancall is Professor of History and Anthropology at the University of Southern California and Director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute. He earned his A.B. from Oberlin College and his master's degree and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Before taking his position at USC, he held teaching positions at the University of Kansas, the University College Galway in Ireland, and Harvard University. Professor Mancall received two teaching excellence awards at the University of Kansas and in 2004 was named a Gamma Sigma Alpha Professor of the Year by the University of Southern California. Professor Mancall is the author of four books and editor of Volume I of the Encyclopedia of American History, chosen as a best reference book series by Booklist, Library Journal, and Choice magazine. Dr. Mancall's work has been featured on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and in the Chronicle of Higher Education. His research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, and the American Philosophical Society.

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7 Courses and Sets

  1. Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution

    Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution

    Peter C. Mancall
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $519.95 $249.95$519.95
    In Professor Peter C. Mancall's 48 lectures you learn how our emerging nation astonished the world leaders of the day, broke away from its mother country, and fashioned a republic capable of sustaining itself generation after generation.
  2. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History Collection

    36 Revolutionary Figures of History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $269.95 $199.95$269.95
    Alexander the Great. Jesus. Darwin. Churchill. These are just a few of the revolutionary individuals who have transformed our world in ways that still resonate today. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History is a unique collection of 36 lectures from our extensive course catalog—one that takes you across time and around the globe to offer piercing insights into some of history’s most transformative figures.
  3. (Set) Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution & History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution & History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $649.90 Starting at $649.90 $1,269.90 $649.90$1,269.90
    Get a richly detailed picture of the American Revolution: the landmark conflict between a group of colonists and the most powerful empire of the 18th century. In Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution, learn how the inspirational ideas of liberty were forged in the minds of those affected by the war. Then, get a comprehensive guide to the people, moments, and themes that comprise our nation's fascinating...
  4. (Set) Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution & Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution  Set

    (Set) Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution & Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $719.90 $339.90$719.90
  5. (Set) From Jamestown to the Boston Tea Party & Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution  Set

    (Set) From Jamestown to the Boston Tea Party & Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
  6. (Set) American Revolution & Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution  Set

    (Set) American Revolution & Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
    Strengthen your understanding of the landmark conflict that gave birth to the United States of America. In American Revolution, follow the course of the war's events—from its outbreak at Lexington and Concord to its conclusion with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. Then, delve into the ideological roots of the revolution and learn how the inspirational idea of liberty was formed in Origins and Ideologies of...
  7. (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World Set

    (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $539.90 $399.90$539.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Start by exploring 36 revolutionary figures that have changed the course of history. Then, dive into 36 books that have played a central role in shaping our culture – from entertaining and instructing to shaping our social mores.