The Long 19th Century in the United States|
Fall 2021 not offered
This course will introduce students to important themes in the history of the United States during the "long" 19th century, from the early Republic to World War I, during a period of rapid displacement, settlement, and migration. Themes include continental expansion and US imperialism, the creation of new markets, the development of agriculture and industry, slavery and its abolition, and new currents of immigration. We will examine how enslaved and free people of many geographic origins contested the scope and significance of democracy, community, and nationhood through diverse expressions of support, dissent, protest, and reform.
In Fall 2020, the course will be organized around the interpretation of digitized primary sources, including online lectures, group work, and tutorials. On-campus students will participate in small-group discussions.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Addams,Jane. DEMOCRACY AND SOCIAL ETHICS
Berlin, Ira. Generations OF CAPTIVITY: A HISTORY OF AFRICAN-¿AMERICAN SLAVES
Cronon, William. NATURE'S METROPOLIS: CHICAGO AND THE GREAT WEST
Faust, Drew. THIS REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING: DEATH AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Foner, Eric. A SHORT HISTORY OF RECONSTRUCTION
|Examinations and Assignments: |
2 short papers (5 pp.) based on primary source research
Take-home final essay
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at lectures and participation in discussion will be reflected in the final grade.
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