HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Section: 011 Early American Cultural History
Term: FA 2017
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
50-100
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit.
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.

HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
002 (LEC)
P
29765
Open
15
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (LEC)
P
30432
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (LEC)
P
30433
Open
23
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
005 (LEC)
 
30434
Open
39
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
30435
Open
19
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
30436
Open
20
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
008 (LEC)
P
33733
Open
6
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
011 (SEM)
P
33446
Open
11
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
012 (SEM)
P
33447
Closed
0
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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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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Other Textbook Editions OK.
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