The American Revolution with Joanne B. Freeman at Yale University (Spring 2010)

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The American Revolution (HIST 116)
The American Revolution entailed some remarkable transformations--converting British colonists into American revolutionaries, and a cluster of colonies into a confederation of states with a common cause -- but it was far more complex and enduring then the fighting of a war. As John Adams put it, "The Revolution was in the Minds of the people... before a drop of blood was drawn at Lexington"--and it continued long past America's victory at Yorktown. This course will examine the Revolution from this broad perspective, tracing the participants' shifting sense of themselves as British subjects, colonial settlers, revolutionaries, and Americans. Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

1. Introduction: Freeman's Top Five Tips for Studying the Revolution 40:23
2. Being a British Colonist 39:30
3. Being a British American 40:15
4. "Ever at Variance and Foolishly Jealous": Intercolonial Relations 41:39
5. Outraged Colonials: The Stamp Act Crisis 41:10
6. Resistance or Rebellion? (Or, What the Heck is Happening in Boston?) 46:44
7. Being a Revolutionary 46:05
8. The Logic of Resistance 47:45
9. Who Were the Loyalists? 45:51
10. Common Sense 43:09
11. Independence 41:56
12. Civil War 43:30
13. Organizing a War 49:01
14. Heroes and Villains 48:59
15. Citizens and Choices: Experiencing the Revolution in New Haven 43:00
16. The Importance of George Washington 44:40
17. The Logic of a Campaign (or, How in the World Did We Win?) 46:50
18. Fighting the Revolution: The Big Picture 46:14
19. War and Society 43:20
20. Confederation 43:26
21. A Union Without Power 47:05
22. The Road to a Constitutional Convention 44:21
23. Creating a Constitution 46:00
24. Creating a Nation 40:56
25. Being an American: The Legacy of the Revolution 41:19