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Diggers and Discontents: Doing History from Below
HIST 312
Spring 2025
Section: 01  

History looks different when told from the perspective of those without power. This course will introduce students to the practice of "doing history from below," which includes finding the voices of the marginalized and illuminating the actions of those who fought against established power structures. Each week, we'll read about the discontented from the 17th to 19th centuries, including the poor, criminals, women, the enslaved, pirates, Indigenous nations, and workers. We will discuss how the very institutions of historical practice reify the status quo and elide the experiences of those who fought for alternate (and better) futures.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUL-14-2024
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