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iTunes U Highlight – The American Revolution at Yale

Today I’m highlighting the free open course at Yale University (made available via iTunes U), “The American Revolution.” The course is taught by Joanne B. Freeman, Professor in History at Yale.

The course description is as follows:

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 Lexintgon” — 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.

It’s an amazing course for those interested in the birth of America.

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