Colonial America and the Atlantic World to 1848

History 280D/285D.001

Spring 2013
Section: 
001
Instructor: 
Location: 
2231 DWINELLE
Day & Time: 
W 12-2P
CCN: 
39903
Units: 
4

CCN for 280D.001: 39807 

CCN for 285D.001: 39903

This seminar offers graduate students in history and related fields the opportunity to explore original research and in-depth readings in current issues in this rapidly expanding scholarly field.  Potential topics include European colonization and conquest; indigenous peoples' histories and their entanglement with Europeans; the development of Atlantic world trade including the slave trade; the making of new American polities, economies, and the rise of capitalism; war and revolution; intellectual and cultural histories.  Students will be expected to produce a significant work of original scholarship, or a series of review essays, depending on whether the course is taken as a 285 or 280.