American History (The Colonial Period): The Peoples & Cultures of Early America

History 121A

Fall 2005
Instructor: 
Spear
Location: 
110 Barrows
Day & Time: 
TuTh 12:30-2
CCN: 
39328
Units: 
Units
  • This course satisfies the American Cultures Requirement.
  • America has always been a multicultural society and perhaps at no time was this truer than in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This course will explore how encounters, conflicts, and compromises made among Native, African-, and European-American peoples shaped the cultures and societies of North America. Seeking to understand them on their own terms as well as how cultures and peoples were shaped through interactions with each other, we will analyze the experiences of Native, African-, and European-Americans from about the sixteenth-century through 1763 within the framework of early modern colonization, focusing upon their conflicting and changing gender, religious, social, cultural, economic, and political systems.