The American Revolution: Lecture 15 - Citizens and Choices: Experiencing the Revolution in New Haven| 43mins
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Focus Years: 2010 | Country: United States
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.