The Open Yale Courses YouTube series allow learners from around the world to access lectures from Yale University scholars about a wide variety of topics. This recording from 2011 is part of a history course at Yale University, taught by Professor and Historian Joanne B. Freeman. Professor Freeman presents a series of engaging lectures about the American Revolution. As Freeman stresses in her first lecture, while most contemporary Americans imagine the Revolutionary War as the defining event of the American Revolution, late eighteenth century Americans who lived through it had a much broader and more complex understanding of the term. This lecture series addresses social, cultural and military aspects of the American Revolution, spanning 25 lectures. Lecture titles include "Resistance or Rebellion? (Or, What the Heck is Happening in Boston?)"; "Who Were the Loyalists?"; and "Citizens and Choices: Experiencing the Revolution in New Haven." Each of these lectures can be incorporated into U.S. History courses for either high school or college-level students. These engaging lectures will also appeal to anyone interested in learning more about American History.