Aug 2, 2012

So I Haven't Blogged About History in a While...

Well, maybe that whole presidential portrait thing counts.

Anyway, I recently found out that Yale has put a bunch of random lectures up on YouTube.  You too can get a $200,000 education for the cost of an internet connection*!

I've been totally engrossed by this one professor's course on the American Revolution.  Her name is Joanne Freeman, and, according to her Yale biography, "was rated one of the nation's "Top Young Historians" in 2005."  Also, she's really funny.  You should watch her lectures (first one embedded below)!

She seems to do a really great job of making the Revolution accessible, putting into the action, not as a modern-day patriot but as someone of the time who has no idea what the heck is going to happen.

*Degree, discussion sections, residence within campus housing, and access to libraries, student health insurance, or anything else that students get, not included.

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