American Studies | Early America
G620 | 23198 | Dierks

This course spans what has been traditionally divided into two
periods of American history -- the “Colonial” and the
“Revolutionary” -- and situates them both in the context of new
conceptual frameworks of the “Atlantic world” and “the global.”
After briefly examining the changing history of Early American
history writing, the course readings will focus on recent
historiography, within more comprehensive bibliographical coverage.
Topics will include:  Native Americans, slavery, the consumer
revolution, and empire- and nation-building.  Treating Early
American history both as an energetic field of historical inquiry,
and as a substantive history to be taught to undergraduates, this
course aims to help prepare graduate students both for qualifying
exams and for teaching.  Jointly offered with HIST-H650