SOCS 635
New England and Empire

Indira Karamcheti 

Course Schedule
January 25 Introduction

Kaplan, "Left Alone with America"

February 1 Imperial Education

Potts, from Wesleyan University (handout)

Viswanathan, "The Naming of Yale College" (handout)

February 8 Stover at Yale (packet)
February 15 Colonizing the "Indians"

ESSAY #1 DUE IN CLASS

Demos, The Unredeemed Captive

Saturday,
February 19

FIELD TRIP TO PEQUOT MUSEUM
February 22 West Indies Trade and Slavery

Conde, I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

Northeast Magazine, "Complicity: How Connecticut Chained Itself to Slavery"

February 29 The Yankee Peddler

Film, Mosquito Coast

March 1 Brahmins in Boston

ESSAY #2 DUE IN CLASS

Elsie Venner (packet)

  MARCH 5-20: SPRING BREAK
March 22 Imperial Evangelicalism

RESEARCH PAPER PROSPECTUS DUE IN CLASS

Drake, "Protestant Geography in China"

Hayford, "Chinese and American Characteristics"

Liu, "Translating National Character"

March 29 The China Trade

Alcott, Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom

Saturday, April 2
FIELD TRIP TO SALEM, PEABODY-ESSEX MUSEUM
April 5 Teddy Bear Imperialism

Turner, from The Frontier in American History

Roosevelt, from The Winning of the West

Roosevelt, from The Rough Riders

April 12 Michaels, "Anti-Imperial Americanism"

Beisner, from Twelve Against Empire

April 19 Imperial Culture

Wharton, The Age of Innocence

Stevenson, from The Victorian Homefront

April 26 Conclusions: Final project/paper presentations

RESEARCH PAPER DUE IN CLASS

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