The American Revolution: A Free Course from Yale University

When you have a lit­tle time, you can drop in on a free course that revis­its a sem­i­nal moment in U.S. history–the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion. Taught by Yale his­to­ri­an Joanne Free­man, the course explores how the Rev­o­lu­tion brought about “some remark­able transformations–converting British colonists into Amer­i­can rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies, and a clus­ter of colonies into a con­fed­er­a­tion of states with a com­mon cause.” You can access the 25 lec­tures above, or on YouTube and iTunes. Also find a syl­labus for the course on this Yale web site.

“The Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion” will be added to our list of Free His­to­ry Cours­es, a sub­set of our larg­er col­lec­tion, 1,700 Free Online Cours­es from Top Uni­ver­si­ties.

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  • Dr Jerry Stubben says:

    Every Amer­i­can should take thi course. One aspect that should be enlarged is the influ­ence of Native Amer­i­can soci­ety, cul­ture and gov­ern­ment on the trans­for­ma­tion of Eng­lish set­tlers and their descen­dants. As Roger Williams and Ben Franklin point­ed out, the free­dom evi­denced among the orig­i­nal inhab­i­tants of Amer­i­ca has changed Euro­peans who come here from being ruled to being free:

  • Ramin Safizadeh says:

    Sur­prise, is the main reac­tion one is left with after going through these lec­tures-up to the 11th!
    Any­one get­ting intro­duced to Amer­i­can his­to­ry through Pro­fes­sor Freeman’s lec­tures, can be for­giv­en if she or he comes to the con­clu­sion that the whole affair was just the result of mis­un­der­stand­ing between some fool­ish men!
    The vis­cer­al dis­taste for the founders, demon­strat­ed by con­stant gig­gling and mock­ery is too pal­pa­ble and too dis­tract­ing to suf­fer through! And, there­in lies the sur­prise-why teach a sub­ject for which you have so much dis­dain!

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