HIST 116: The American Revolution

Lecture 03 - Being a British American. Professor Freeman discusses the differences between society in the American colonies and society in Britain in the eighteenth century. She uses examples from colonists' writings to show that the American colonies differed from British society in three distinct ways: the distinctive character of the people who migrated to the colonies; the distinctive conditions of life in British America; and the nature of British colonial administration. (from

Lecture 03 - Being a British American

Time Lecture Chapters
[00:00:00] 1. Introduction
[00:02:30] 2. From Dr. Hamilton's Diary: Religiosity, Diversity, and Coloniality
[00:11:56] 3. Risk-Takers, Landowners, Voters: Life in British America
[00:17:31] 4. Door Persuasions and Middling Society
[00:23:33] 5. Free Will and Spiritual Equality: The Impact of the Great Awakening
[00:32:13] 6. The Power of Colonial Legislatures and the British-American Identity

Lecture 3 - Being a British American
Instructor: Professor Joanne Freeman. Transcript [html]. Audio [mp3]. Download Video [mov].

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Lecture 01 - Introduction: Freeman's Top Five Tips for Studying the Revolution
Lecture 02 - Being a British Colonist
Lecture 03 - Being a British American
Lecture 04 - "Ever at Variance and Foolishly Jealous": Intercolonial Relations
Lecture 05 - Outraged Colonials: The Stamp Act Crisis
Lecture 06 - Resistance or Rebellion? (Or, What the Heck is Happening in Boston?)
Lecture 07 - Being a Revolutionary
Lecture 08 - The Logic of Resistance
Lecture 09 - Who Were the Loyalists?
Lecture 10 - Common Sense
Lecture 11 - Independence
Lecture 12 - Civil War
Lecture 13 - Organizing a War
Lecture 14 - Heroes and Villains
Lecture 15 - Citizens and Choices: Experiencing the Revolution in New Haven
Lecture 16 - The Importance of George Washington
Lecture 17 - The Logic of a Campaign (or, How in the World Did We Win?)
Lecture 18 - Fighting the Revolution: The Big Picture
Lecture 19 - War and Society
Lecture 20 - Confederation
Lecture 21 - A Union Without Power
Lecture 22 - A Road to the Constitutional Convention
Lecture 23 - Creating a Constitution
Lecture 24 - Creating a Nation
Lecture 25 - Being an American: The Legacy of the Revolution