Sunday, 5 June 2011

5 tips for studying the American Revolution - Yale University Prof Freeman

Prof Freeman tells us about the American Revoluion
The first episode of Professor Freeman's course on the American Revolution looks at the sources, but also debunks the idea that the revolution was just the war or even that the war was the main thing that was going on.  To really get into it the first thing you need to do is to drop the preconceptions you might have about the subject.  If you are American it will already be very familiar with a lot of the story.  If you aren't you might be equally baffled by why certain bits seem to be treated as significant for no obvious reason.  It works fine as a podcast, but I recommend watching at least the first one on the video option.  It's a lot more engaging that way.

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