The Greek Revolution (1821-1829) Through American Eyes
The Greek Revolution through American Eyes exhibition commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the start of the Greek War of Independence in 1821. It also allows viewers to consider the formation of U.S. identity in the first fifty years of the nation’s existence, as foreign policy was taking shape and slavery was leading the country to its own was.
Exploring Four Themes
- Freedom or Death: Greece in the Age of Revolutions
- Monroe’s Empathy: Rooting for Greek Victory, Forging a Doctrine of Non-Intervention
- Greek Fever: American Philhellenes and the birth of International Humanitarianism
- 400 Years A slave: Greek Unfreedom and American Abolitionism