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American Origins

Term
Subject Area
Course Number
HIST 0108 601
Course Code
HIST0108601
Course Key
77979
Day(s)
Thursday
Tuesday
Time
5:15pm-6:45pm
5:15pm-6:45pm
Instructor
TODD, ANNA L
Primary Program
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (Class of 12 and after)
History & Tradition Sector (All Classes)
Course Description
The United States was not inevitable. With that assumption as its starting point, this course surveys North American history from about 1500 to about 1850, with the continent's many peoples and cultures in view. The unpredictable emergence of the U.S. as a nation is a focus, but always in the context of wider developments: global struggles among European empires; conflicts between indigenous peoples and settler-colonists; exploitation of enslaved African labor; evolution of distinctive colonial societies; and, finally, independence movements inspired by a transatlantic revolutionary age.
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