Antebellum America: The Advent of Mass Society

History 122AC

Summer 2017
Second 6 Week Session
242 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
TuWTh 2-4:30, July 3 – August 11
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  • This course satisfies the American Cultures Requirement.
  • This course examines half a century of life in the United States (roughly from the War of 1812 until the secession of the Southern states), focusing on race relations, westward expansion, class formation, immigration, religion, sexuality, popular culture, and everyday life. Assigned readings will consist largely of first-person narratives in which women and men of a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds construct distinctive visions of life in the new nation.