Liberty and Loyalism: Reconfiguring North America in the Age of Revolution, 1774-1848|
Spring 2015 not offered
At the end of the Seven Years' War, Britain found itself in possession of a huge swath of North America peopled by French Catholics, numerous Native nations, and British American subjects. In the years that followed, British North America was torn apart by revolution (which created the United States) and rebuilt by loyalists (who challenged the government at every turn).
This course will examine the revolution that fractured North America, the entangled development of the New Republic and the loyal British colonies, and the experiences of British subjects, American citizens, French inhabitants, and Native peoples, all of whom worked to shape their environment as best they could. From political leaders to slaves, wealthy merchants to poor farmers, British monarchs to Native sachems, this course will explore North America as it was understood by those who lived during a period of intense social and political upheaval.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
Middlekauf, THE GLORIOUS CAUSE
Wood, EMPIRE OF LIBERTY
Dubois, AVENGERS OF THE NEW WORLD
Greer, PATRIOTS AND THE PEOPLE
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Primary source analysis, book review essay, final exam, participation
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