North of America: Creating Canada in the 19th Century|
Spring 2018 not offered
The American Revolution created two new nations: the United States and, later, Canada. Colonies in North America that remained loyal to the empire underwent a revolution of their own as Loyalists, French Canadians, Native nations, and thousands of immigrants from Europe settled in established provinces, expanded west and created new colonies, and eventually created a country.
This seminar will introduce students to what happened north of America after the Revolution, specifically in the places that later became Canada: from politics to social life, rebellions against the government to conflicts with Native nations, labor unrest to the challenges facing women and ethnic minorities, and, of course, the constant pressures coming from the growing Republic to the south. We will focus on moments of major historical significance as well as the daily existence of regular subjects and citizens with the ultimate goal of understanding how Canada developed as an alternative to the United States.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
Greer, THE PATRIOTS AND THE PEOPLE
Silver, THE FRENCH CANADIAN IDEA OF CONFEDERATION
Brown, LOUIS RIEL: A COMIC-STRIP BIOGRAPHY
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Presentations, Reading Responses, Papers