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Academic Year 2005/2006
Sophomore Seminar: American Utopias in the 19th Century
HIST 175 SP
This sophomore seminar will examine expressions, both religious and secular, of the utopian impulse in American culture. Communitarian experiments launched by Shakers, Mormons, Transcendentalists, Perfectionists, and
will be studied as manifestations of social and religious turmoil and will be compared with their literary analogues.
Bellamy, LOOKING BACKWARD
Brooke, THE REFINER'S FIRE
Brundage, A SOCIALIST UTOPIA IN THE NEW SOUTH
Hawthorne, THE BLITHEDALE ROMANCE
Guarneri, THE UTOPIAN ALTERNATIVE
Hayden, THE GRAND
SHAKER EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Weekly respnse papers, a class presentation and a substantial research paper will be required of each student. Participation in discussion will be reflected in the final grade.
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- Instructor(s): Hill,Patricia R.
- Times: ...W... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: CAMS 2;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 15)
- SR. major: 0 Jr. major: 2
- SR. non-major: 1 Jr. non-major: 0 SO: 12 FR: 0
- Curricular Renewal: Ethical Reasoning, Writing
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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