HIST 116: The American Revolution
HIST 116: The American Revolution (Spring 2010, Open Yale Courses). Instructor: Professor Joanne Freeman. 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 than 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.
|HIST 116: The American Revolution
Professor Joanne Freeman. Class Sessions. Downloads. Syllabus. The American Revolution entailed some remarkable transformations.