History | Early America
H650 | 17566 | Dierks

A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class open to graduates only
Above class meets with AMST-G620

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.