HISTORY 260 - United States to 1865
Section: 001
Term: WN 2013
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces students to American history from the early settlement of North America in the 16th century to the conclusion of the Civil War. Lectures and discussions emphasize the political, social, economic, religious, and territorial development of society as well as the experiences of daily life. Special attention is paid to topics such as the comparisons among the Spanish, French, and British empires in the New World, the first and second Great Awakening, the American Revolution, the formation of the Constitution, the development of political parties, the nature of slavery, the changing roles of women and families, the war with Mexico and territorial expansion, the growing sectional conflicts, and the Civil War on the battlefield and at home. The required readings will include both primary and secondary sources and will be examined in the sections.

Course Requirements:

Grades will be based upon your discussion ans short quizzes in section meetings, a mid-term examination, and a final. The midterm will be 20% of the grade; the final will be 40% of the grade (and covers the entire course); and participation and short quizzes will be 40% of the grade. There will be four unannounced quizzes (the lowest quiz score will be dropped from the grade calculation).

Intended Audience:

No data submitted

Class Format:

Lecture twice per week, discussion twice per week.

HISTORY 260 - United States to 1865
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
25193
Open
31
 
-
MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
25194
Open
20
21LSA Hnrs
 
-
M 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Section 002: LSA Honors only
003 (DIS)
P
25195
Open
5
 
-
MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
25197
Closed
0
 
-
MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
25199
Open
2
 
-
TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
25200
Open
3
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 0321478061
The Puritan dilemma : the story of John Winthrop, Author: Edmund S. Morgan., Publisher: Pearson Longman 3rd ed. 2007
Required
ISBN: 0393312100
The way of duty : a woman and her family in Revolutionary America, Author: Joy Day Buel and Richard Buel, Jr., Publisher: Norton 1995
Required
ISBN: 0312101449
Women's rights emerges within the anti-slavery movement, 1830-1870 : a brief history with documents, Author: Kathryn Kish Sklar., Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's 2000
Required
ISBN: 0805069259
Andrew Jackson, Author: Sean Wilentz., Publisher: Times Books 1st ed. 2005
Required
ISBN: 0300088310
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave written by himself, Author: Frederick Douglass ; John W. Blassingame, John R. McKivigan, and Peter P. Hinks, editors., Publisher: Yale University Press 2001
Required
ISBN: 019518906X
Adams vs. Jefferson : the tumultuous election of 1800, Author: John Ferling., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2005
Required
ISBN: 9780195151008
Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America : a biography, Author: William E. Gienapp., Publisher: Oxford University Press [Online-Au 2002
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780495916253
A people and a nation : a history of the United States., Author: David W. Blight ... [et al.]., Publisher: Wadsworth 9th ed.
Required
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