American Origins: From the Colonies to the Constitution

H400 — with Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

Dates: March 7, 2011 - April 28, 2011
Status: Closed

Want to learn more about U.S. history but don’t know where to start? Learn it painlessly, beginning with this eight-week survey of the colonial origins of American history. We’ll begin with the settlement and development of the colonies (themselves full of struggles for freedom against government outrages) and continue on to the imperial crisis, the American Revolution, and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. These topics are the indispensable foundation for future study of American history.

Dr. Woods discusses his plan for this course in his article, The Lessons of History.


Lectures will be Monday evenings, at 7pm EST.  They will be recorded and made available for enrolled students to download.


All readings will be available for free online.

Refund Policy

If you drop the course during its first week (7 calendar days), you will receive a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee.
If you drop the course during its second week, you will receive a half refund.
No refunds will be granted following the second week.


Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

A senior fellow in history at the Mises Institute, holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and his master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Woods is the New York Times bestselling author of ten books, and his writing has appeared in dozens of popular and scholarly periodicals.

Several of Woods’ books are available for purchase at the Mises Store.

See Woods’ website for more information about his work and writing.

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