We Are All Greeks: America and Greek Revolution with Dr. Angelo Repousis

We Are All Greeks: America and Greek Revolution with Dr. Angelo Repousis

The University of Denver, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the Enrichment Program at the University of Denver and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver.


Description of Event – The outbreak of the Greek War for Independence in 1821 did much to excite the zeal of romantic philhellenes in the United States, who eagerly anticipated a resurrection of ancient Hellas and the return of the arts and sciences to that hallowed land. News of the Greek Revolution, printed, read or listened to, and reconstructed, revealed and fostered a public revolutionary identity that united Americans. Support for the Greeks took many forms, from spirited panegyrics and animated newspaper editorials to mass meetings, the organization of ad hoc committees, and various other fundraising activities. A handful of Americans even volunteered to serve in the Greek revolutionary army.

Dr. Angelo Repousis received his Ph.D. from Temple University in U.S. diplomatic history and nineteenth- century American social and cultural history. His book Greek-American Relations from Monroe to Truman (Kent State University Press, 2013) chronicles American public attitudes and government policies toward modern Greece from its war for independence (1821–1829) to the Truman Doctrine (1947). He currently teaches U.S. history as an instructor at Villanova University.

Event Details

March 25, 2021

6:00 PM MT