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Sophomore Seminar: Early American Encounters: Colonists in the New World
HIST 178
Spring 2008 not offered
Crosslisting: AMST 123

This sophomore seminar explores the diverse ways in which Europeans came together with native and African peoples between Jamestown's founding in 1607 and the first decade of the 19th century. Among the topics to be discussed: theories of colonialism, spiritual conversion, slavery, interracial sex, captivity, biological warfare, and historical writing more generally. Because so much of the finest work about Britain's empire concerns India, some of that scholarship will take us far from North America's shores. We will examine objects and images, too, and take a field trip to the Yale Center for British Art.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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