Early America: The 17th and 18th Centuries|
This course surveys North American history from the founding of Jamestown in 1607 through the American Revolution of 1775 - 1783, with particular attention given to the struggle of European colonizers for control of the continent and its indigenous population, Puritanism and witchcraft, the Atlantic slave trade, material culture, gendered relations, and the origins of American political and cultural institutions. 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 colonization and everyday life in early America. Such an approach necessarily combines aspects of social, political, intellectual, and economic history to provide the fullest picture possible of America's growth during two of its most violent and discordant centuries.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CIVI-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Extensive use of letters and diaries; major books on the history of British North America. Students should expect 250 pp. of reading each week.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Active participation, attendance; mid-term and final exams, plus two short essays.
|Instructor(s): Swinehart,Kirk Davis Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: PAC002; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 0||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 19||FR: 1|
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