This course surveys North American history from the founding of Jamestown in 1607 through the American Revolution of 1775-1783, with particular attention given to the struggle of European colonizers for control of the continent and its indigenous population, Puritanism and witchcraft, the Atlantic slave trade, material culture, gendered relations, and the origins of American political and cultural institutions. In addition to training students in the use of primary sources-objects, images, contemporary written documents-the course models a cultural approach to the study of colonization and everyday life in early America. Such an approach necessarily combines aspects of social, political, intellectual, and economic history to provide the fullest picture possible of America's growth during two of its most violent and discordant centuries.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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