HISTORY 496 - History Colloquium
Section: 002 The World of the Ship
Term: WN 2014
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior and Senior HISTORY majors. HISTORY majors are required to elect HISTORY 496 or 497.
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This colloquium is an exploration of the social, cultural, economic and legal dimensions of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Anglo-American maritime life. Weekly seminars examine the world of common laborers, situating it in the expanding Atlantic community. Topics include: ship design and construction, captains, male, female and Black sailors, pirates, Captain Kidd, privateers, medicine, scurvy, map-making, longitude, Captain Cook, commodity trading, naval warfare, mutiny, Captain Bligh, admiralty law, and shipwreck. Books in print will be available for purchase at Ulrichs. Articles and excerpts from those books outside copyright are available on C-Tools. All books are at Reserves.

Course Requirements:

Required work includes weekly reading and discussion, brief presentations, and a medium-length research paper.

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HISTORY 496 - History Colloquium
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
2LSA Jr>
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: All sections of 496: students missing the first class may be dropped for non-attendance. Students earning their teaching certificate in History or Social Studies should contact Sheila (sheilaw@umich.edu) before Dec 9 for seat availability.
002 (SEM)
4LSA Jr>
Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (SEM)
3LSA Jr>
Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
005 (SEM)
15LSA Jr>
W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 9780805066159
A sea of words : a lexicon and companion for Patrick O'Brian's seafaring tales, Author: Dean King; with John B. Hattendorf and J. Worth Estes, Publisher: Henry Holt & Co 3rd ed 2000
ISBN: 9780413776341
Sailors : English merchant seamen, 1600 - 1750, Author: Peter Earle, Publisher: Methuen 2007
ISBN: 9780814712368
Sodomy and the pirate tradition : English sea rovers in the seventeenth-century Caribbean, Author: with a new introd. by the author B. R. Burg, Publisher: New York University Press Rev. ed 1995
ISBN: 9780486404882
A general history of the pyrates, Author: Daniel Defoe. Ed. and with a new postscript by Manuel Schonhorn, Publisher: Dover Publ 1999
ISBN: 9780802715296
Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time, Author: Dava Sobel ; with a foreword by Neil Armstrong., Publisher: Walker 10th anive 2007
ISBN: 9781589762282
The mutiny on board H.M.S. Bounty : the captain's account of the mutiny and his 3,600 mile voyage in an open boat, Author: by William Bligh., Publisher: Narrative Press 2003
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