History | REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA
A300 | 2932 | Knott
11:15A-12:30P MW BH103
A portion of the above section reserved for majors
The American Revolution entailed not only fighting a war and writing a
constitution but reworking an entire culture. This course is neither
military nor narrowly-defined political history. Rather, we will
focus on the cultural history of this formative period of American
history. Topics will range from officers' toasts and the iconography
of George Washington to the first American novels, Fourth of July
parades and popular memory of the war. Readings will include Eve
Kornfield, Creating an American Culture, 1775-1800 and Alfred Young,
The Shoemaker and the Tea Party: Memory and the American Revolution.
This course is made up of lectures, some discussion and weekly
readings of secondary and/or primary texts.