America to 1900

History 285D.003

Spring 2013
Section: 
003
Instructor: 
Location: 
3104 DWINELLE
Day & Time: 
Tu 4-6P
CCN: 
39948
Units: 
4

This research seminar is for students working on all topics in American history prior to 1900. If you are unsure whether your project fits within these parameters, please see me. This is not a reading seminar and we won't be trying to cover or even survey the historiography of this long era. Instead we'll be dissecting exemplary articles; discussing critical elements of the historian's craft (formulating topics; mapping out research programs; situating one's work within the historiography; designing, writing, and re-writing article length essays; etc.), and making the leap from essay to dissertation/monograph. Most especially, the seminar will be devoted to the drafting, production, and refinement of your seminar papers.