The Long 19th Century in the United States|
Fall 2010 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 the World War I. These include continental expansion and U.S. imperialism, the creation of new markets, the development of agriculture and industry, the failure of slavery, 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 and dissent, protest, and reform. The interpretation of primary sources will form a significant part of weekly assignments, discussion, and exams.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Jane Addams, DEMOCRACY AND SOCIAL ETHICS
Ira Berlin. GENERATIONS OF CAPTIVITY: A HISTORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN SLAVES
William Cronon. NATURE'S METROPOLIS: CHICAGO AND THE GREAT WEST
Drew Gilpin Faust, THIS REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING WALTER JOHNSON. SOUL BY SOUL: LIFE INSIDE THE ANTEBELLUM SLAVE MARKET
Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green. THE CHEROKEE REMOVAL: A BRIEF HISTORY WITH DOCUMENTS
Alan Trachtenberg. THE INCORPORATION OF AMERICA: CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN THE GILDED AGE
John Kuo Wei Tchen, NEW YORK BEFORE CHINATOWN: ORIENTALISM AND THE SHAPING OF AMERICAN CULTURE, 1776-1882
Maureen Flanagan, AMERICA REFORMED: PROGRESSIVES AND PROGRESSIVISMS, 1890s-1920s
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short essay (3-5 pp) on primary source documents, long course paper (10-12 pp) comparing two works of history on the same subject, and final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at lectures and participation in discussion will be reflected in the final grade.
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