AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Section: 007 Early American Cultural History
Term: FA 2017
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course will examine culture in the North American colonies and borderlands, and in the newly formed United States in the period from early transatlantic contact to 1876. We will define culture broadly in this class to consider social customs and beliefs as well as more specific forms of literary and artistic expression. As cultural historians, we will examine the ways in which culture has been important in shaping encounters between Indigenous, African, and European peoples, and in connecting newly founded colonies to an Atlantic world to the continental west. In particular, we will ask how culture shaped critical elements of American history, including: settler colonialism and indigenous resistance; piracy and the Black Atlantic, emerging American identities and constructions of gender, sexuality, race, and class; slavery and abolitionism; democratic practices and religious participation; and the rise of urban and rural American cultures.

As we examine these questions, we will read competing interpretations of culture from a variety of scholars and cultural producers, including historians, literary scholars, natural scientists, fiction writers, and artists. This course will be problem-based and organized around major scholarly debates in cultural history, and will expect students to actively participate in class discussion through careful analysis of primary and secondary sources.

AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
26862
Open
15
4Ugrd
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LEC)
P
30956
Open
15
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (LEC)
 
30967
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: LSA HONORS Y1 AND Y2
004 (DIS)
P
30972
Closed
0
 
-
W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: LSA HONORS Y1 AND Y2
005 (DIS)
P
30974
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: LSA HONORS Y1 AND Y2
006 (LEC)
P
31038
Open
15
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
007 (SEM)
P
34541
Open
11
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0674005392
Soul by soul : life inside the antebellum slave market, Author: Walter Johnson, Publisher: Harvard University Press 3. Printin 1999
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