History | H650 2788 Colloquium United States History 4:00-6:00P M WY111 Grossberg
H650 | 2788 | Grossberg

	Topic: the revolution
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This course is designed as a comprehensive introduction to the history and
historiography of America in its revolutionary era, 1750-1820.  Its basic
objective is to familiarize students with both the subject matter of Early
American history and the ways in which it has been studied and explained.
The course will proceed in a roughly chronological order.  It will examine a
variety of approaches to the revolutionary era including political, social,
intellectual, and ethnographic as well as some of the most important
sub-specialties used to understand the period such as literacy, race, legal,
gender, religion, and military history.    Each colloquium session will be
devoted to the discussion of a particular topic.  The discussions will be
based on both monographic and article readings.  Books for the course will
include: Rhys Isaac, The Transformation of Virginia; Richard White, The
Middle Ground; Ronald Schultz, The Republic of Labor; Charles Royster, A
Revolutionary People At War; Gordon Wood, The Creation of the American
Republic; Laurel Thatcher, A Midwife's Tale; Nathan Hatch, The
Democratization of American Christianity; and Drew McCoy, The Last of the
Fathers.  Students will be asked to write two short historiographical essays
on particular topics and a more comprehensive historiographical essay on all
the course readings.