Advanced Studies - U.S.

History 280D.001

Fall 2017
2231 Dwinelle
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Mon 9-12pm
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This reading seminar focuses on major issues in American colonial and revolutionary history.  We will read a combination of classic works in this very rich and distinguished scholarly field, paired with recent scholarship addressing some of its timeless subjects in new and innovative ways.  Many of the readings will be grouped around issues under the broad umbrella of political economy, but as we move through the course there will be plenty of room to explore the ways other topics, such as religion and culture, sex and gender, race and ethnicity, war and violence, science and intellectual history, are woven into the fabric of early American history.  Assignments include frequent brief response papers, occasional classroom presentations, and an end of semester review essay, that will be worked through several drafts.