The Long 19th Century in the United States|
This course surveys United States history from the early Republic to the First World War, with particular attention given to the formation and consolidation of a nation state and culture(s). The struggle to define a coherent national culture and construct a new social and political order, the contests over the meanings of democracy and constitutionalism, the debates over slavery, the Civil War and its aftermath of racial segregation, the tensions surrounding immigration and industrialization, the successive movements for progressive reform both secular and religious, and the articulation of an imperial destiny are defining issues in the long 19th century. In addition to training students in the use of primary sources - objects, images, contemporary written documents - the course models a cultural approach to the study of 19th-century America. Such an approach necessarily combines aspects of social, political, intellectual, and economic history to provide the fullest picture possible of the United States' emergence on the world stage.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Eric Foner & Olivia Mahoney, A House Divided
Glenda Gilmore, Gender & Jim Crow
Amy Greenberg, Manifest Manhood and the Antebellum American Empire
Matthew Jacobson, Barbarian Virtues
Mary Ryan, Civic Wars
Robert Rydell and Rob Kroes, Buffalo Bill in Bologna
Charles Sellers, The Market Revolution
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Written work: One short paper (3-5 pp.); a research paper (10-12 pp.), an in-class examination, and a take-home final exam. You will also be required to submit 2pp. response papers on five Mondays of your choice during the semester.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at lectures and participation in discussion will be reflected in the final grade.
|Instructor(s): Hill,Patricia R. Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: JUDD116; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 6||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 11||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 10||FR: 10|
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