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I really find this fascinating because my mum is Scottish and my dad is English and they both don’t really like the red coats I personally don’t but I find them fascinating and I like why you included both perspectives so great job! Thanks -Jack
FlyBoyTullster via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/23/21
I find it absolutely astounding that a Yale history professor does not know the difference between Britain and England. England is part of Britain and the two terms are not interchangeable. I mean this is supposed to be a professor of history.
colin does not review many via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/26/20
Fascinating walk through the American Revolutionary War - as an English man it’s not something I was that familiar with and this podcast has given a wealth of insight into the people and politics involved The professor delivers her lecturers in a really engaging way and focuses on the people...Read full review »
Chris Chinnock via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/09/19
BRAVO! I began listening to this course as a distraction from household chores, dropping in whenever my room needed cleaning or the kitchen needed mopping. Soon I noticed that my house was getting cleaner and cleaner -- I was actually finding work to do just so that I could continue this...Read full review »
Pandrosion via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/16
I absolutely loved this series and am now listening to it for the second time. She does a fantastic job bringing history to life and making it relevant and understandable despite it’s distance. If she ever does another podcast, I would listen without hesitation. Thanks Dr. Freeman!
Paul & Elvis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/03/15
I found this course to be quite fascinating. Although I thought I knew the causes of the American Revolution, Dr. Freeman does a great job explaining the well-intentioned motives on both sides which ultimately led to war. I wish Yale also had Dr. Freeman’s next course about politics in the...Read full review »
kcfan89 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/15
Great from start to finish.
NachoMamas via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/15
Fabulous lectures! Joanne Freeman is an engaging speaker. Her perspective is refreshing! Would love to "take" her other courses!! Please add!!
Patty loved it via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/31/14
I haven't studied the revolution much since high school. Although a good student in high school I wasn't as interested in history as I was science and math, so I didn't absorb as much as I should have. AS an adult I have become more interested in history and I've been devouring the history...Read full review »
jfranks180 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/14
Professor Freeman keeps you on the edge of your seat with the quirky, intriguing, captivating rush of history.
Jokay82 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/24/14
Best iTunes U series ever! Joanne Freeman is a phenomenon
Gaius Gracchus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/13
One of the best history classes I have ever seen, great syllabus and a good topical overview presented in a light engaging manner by an engaging and bright professor who teaches and entertains
9Martin J Dunleavy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/13
As a non american, I found this course great as an introduction to the US history. The proffessor was just amazing, fun, and made me want to learn more on the formation of the greatest country in the world.
Javran via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 02/03/13
An enormously interesting, comprehensive and even entertaining introduction to the American Revolution. Professor Freeman surely would have been one of my favorites had I taken this course as a student.
DCLawyer1968 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/12
This series is completely absorbing and totally entertaining. Dr Freeman has a wonderful style of presenting history, which may be described as anything but dry! She is both knowledgable and witty, and her love for the era is both obvious and passionate.
LC Lt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/16/12
Really enjoyed this class. So much great info and presented with so much passion. Strongly recommend!
Lytchk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/09/12
Rather then a professor of history, this sounds like a high schoolers book report. Lacking seriousness and historical accuracy this is a very lite version of events told by a cackling knob. Many unforgivable mistakes about true decisions and intentions of the actors of this period. Very poor...Read full review »
Geg46 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/12
Okay, not really, but it is an enjoyable, interesting, and fully educational experience. Joanne B. Freeman is a welcome guest in my home anytime.
wyrdbyrd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/12
Joanne is a highly communicative and thoughtful instructor. Sound quality is also excellent. Highly recommended.
bleulezard via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/12
I was only casually curious about the American revolution but after listening to a few lectures I was hooked. I absolutely love her approach to teaching about the revolution as a real event with real people and real emotions instead of the hero worship approach that most such courses I know...Read full review »
Ishan Bhalla via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/30/12
This has been one of the most enjoyable recordings I've listened to. Ms. Freeman's delivery is great and it's kept me coming back for more. I only wish she had more material on other subjects.
kramertal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/11
I am an Australian and still enjoyed this history of the American Revolution. It is a political rather than a military history. But Prof Freeman is a delight and completely entertaining. It was a pleasure to listen to.
lauchs via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/08/11
I am in my 14th lecture and am loving this series. I especially enjoy the the presenters style and humor mixed with historical insight. This makes the class real enjoyable. This lecture transports you back in time to view the revolution, through the eyes of the common man and leaders of that...Read full review »
Cellman6476 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/11
I know she is supposed to be an experienced lecturer, but she comes off as a nervous first-timer. She laughs far too much and acts like she wants to be liked by everyone instead of presenting a historical lecture.
lwampach via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/20/11
Professor Freeman does a wonderful job presenting an overview of the American Revolution, its causes, internal conflicts, and the evolution of colonial (and later American) identity. Most importantly, she gives a good sense of what is in the reading for those of us who've not done our homework...Read full review »
Jmag11 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/11
The woman delivering these lectures is desperate for the audience to think she's funny, which unfortunately guarantees that she's not. She also rambles quite a bit. If you can put up with those factors then there's some great information there.
jmbailey8199 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/11
Prof Freeman does a masterful job explaining the American revolution. You truly get a view of this period As if you were living through: you learn not to make the assumption that independence was not a foregone conclusion. Can't wait to read more/listen to more from Prof Freeman.
Loos Fam' via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/01/11
Wonderful series of lectures! I loved every minute of this. My only point of contention is that the assignments are not recorded. I really wish there was a link to the course syllabus or perhaps just the required assignments as I would like to take a shot at them.
yoanna117 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/11
Very well presented, and informative, and delivered with passion If we had more instructors like Professor Freeman, then we would have a lot more students wanting to be historians.
David K64 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/16/11
I saw Professor Freeman on a History Channel special about Thomas Jefferson, and I really liked how she presented the material, so I decided to see if she had any lectures on iTunes. I was very happy to find out that she does, and I have enjoyed every minute of this series. I only wish that her...Read full review »
David Campbell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/11
This course is rich in detail and enhanced with quotes from a variety of sources and people. The Professor has done an awesome job preparing and researching. I would give it a 5 but I cant stand the constant telling of jokes and laughing out loud from the professor. If the material is humours...Read full review »
Giambi via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/04/11
I have listened to countless history courses, and this is at the top. Professor Freeman is engaging, incredibly knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and fun to listen to. I hope more of her courses are offered on I-Tunes.
Long time student via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/29/11
Other reviews have said it all - so engaging, so full of humor, yet top- notch information. This exemplifies the best podcasting has to offer, and it's free.
Cynthinut via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/27/11
Thank you, Dr. Freeman and thank you, iTunes for providing this fascinating and extremely informative lecture series. I hope to see many more such series available in the future. I would especially like to listen to Dr. Freeman's lectures concerning the early American republic. It would be an...Read full review »
UMiamiGrad via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/18/11
Absolutely loved the presentation! Freeman kept me hanging on to every word. Wish I had her as a teacher 40 years ago! Was delighted to find her as one of the "guest" speakers at the Stanford 'Colonial Discussions". Thank you, Professor Freeman!
Tx Sweet T via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/11
This is an incredible lecture series. She doesn't just teach the course, she lives it and the interaction she has with her audience is inspiring. The interjecting of her own personal research discoveries is while she writes these lectures leaves you with more of a conversation, rather than...Read full review »
Scrappin' Annie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/11
As stated in the title, Dr. Freeman's American Revolution course was just absolutely wonderful to listen to. Her enthuasism was infectious. She was able to bring the ordinary people of colonial America into better light and show that the Founding Father's were really human and very faliable...Read full review »
technology challenged lady via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/11
This lecture series is well-produced, easy to follow, entertaining (I regularly laughed out loud), and requires no previous knowledge of the American Revolution. Kudos to Professor Freeman for an excellent example of inspiring elucidation.
Von Zinzer via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/06/11
The professor is obviously very knowledgeable and intelligent. And she knows how to deliver a great lecture. However, I find it distracting that she is so flip about these events. I appreciate some level of humor in lectures, but she goes too far with it. I am serious about wanting to better...Read full review »
klacp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/11
Freeman has a great lecturing style lots of fun to listen to
reviewer person1234 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/16/11
I enjoyed listening to this at work. She's a great speaker and historian, and I liked the perspective she gives.
jfenrigh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/11
This is a really good intro course on the revolution. If you have a problem mixing up your intolerable acts and your tea taxes this will set you straight. Really wish that the discussion sessions on Wood's Radicalism were included but that is a small disappointment. The primary source info is...Read full review »
Kantalope via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/11
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