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3. Being a British American

The American Revolution (HIST 116) Professor Freeman discusses the differences between society in the American colonies and society in Britain in the eighteenth century. She uses examples from colonists' writings to show that the American colonies differed from British society in three distinct ways: the distinctive character of the people who migrated to the colonies; the distinctive conditions of life in British America; and the nature of British colonial administration. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction 02:30 - Chapter 2. From Dr. Hamilton's Diary: Religiosity, Diversity, and Coloniality 11:56 - Chapter 3. Risk-takers, Landowners, Voters: Life in British America 17:31 - Chapter 4. Door Persuasions and Middling Society 23:33 - Chapter 5. Free Will and Spiritual Equality: The Impact of the Great Awakening 32:13 - Chapter 6. The Power of Colonial Legislatures and the British-American Identity Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: This course was recorded in Spring 2010.
Length: 40:15


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