Watch video of Marshall Eakin, professor of history at Vanderbilt University, speaking March 23 on "The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1776-1836," as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The revolution that created the United States was only one of many American revolutions. From 1776 to 1836, wars for independence erupted throughout the Americas—from Boston to Buenos Aires—creating 19 new nations. In this course we will look at the American Revolution and the wars for independence in Latin America with an eye on the larger, common patterns in this age that gave birth to the modern world. The Division of Public Affairs sponsors Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.