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Interactive video lesson plan for: 15. Citizens and Choices: Experiencing the Revolution in New Haven

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The American Revolution (HIST 116)

To show how Americans experienced the war and made difficult choices, Professor Freeman offers a spur-of-the-moment lecture on New Haven during the Revolution, discussing how Yale College students and New Haven townspeople gradually became caught up in the war. Warfare finally came to New Haven in July 1779 when the British army invaded the town. Professor Freeman draws on first-hand accounts to provide a narrative of the invasion of New Haven.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction: The Revolution in New Haven
06:16 - Chapter 2. Yale College as the Seedbed of Political Protest and its Relation with the New Haven Community
17:18 - Chapter 3. Diversity of Colonial Opinions at Yale and the Formation of New Haven Military Units
26:05 - Chapter 4. British Landing in New Haven and Yale's Call to Arms
41:08 - Chapter 5. The Influence of the Revolution on Citizenship and Leadership in the Common Person

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

This course was recorded in Spring 2010.

Tagged under: New,Haven;,Yale;,militia;,Connecticut;,Benedict,Arnold;,Loyalists;,George,Washington;,Noah,Webster;,Ezra,Stiles;,Naphtali,Daggett

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