Introduction: Freeman’s Top Five Tips for Studying the Revolution – Being a British Colonist – Being a British American – Outraged Colonials: The Stamp Act Crisis – Resistance or Rebellion? (Or, What the Heck is Happening in Boston?) – Being a Revolutionary – The Logic of Resistance – Who Were the Loyalists? – Common Sense – Independence – Civil War – Organizing a War – Heroes and Villains – Citizens and Choices: Experiencing the Revolution in New Haven – The Importance of George Washington – The Logic of a Campaign (or, How in the World Did We Win?) – Fighting the Revolution: The Big Picture – War and Society – Confederation – A Union Without Power – The Road to a Constitutional Convention – Creating a Constitution – Creating a Nation – Being an American: The Legacy of the Revolution
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