History | Globalizing American History
H650 | 8370 | Dierks

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

This course is meant to serve graduate students doing exam
preparation for American History from the 16th into the 19th
century, as well as those developing dissertation projects seeking
to globalize American history.  Because the trend to globalize
American history is an incipient one -- though rapidly gaining
momentum -- we must begin by asking theoretical questions about the
relationships between Atlantic history, hemispheric history, Pacific
history, transnational history, and global history.  After comparing
and analyzing these “geographical turns” in the writing of American
history on a theoretical level, we will scrutinize some exemplary
monographs with the aim of extracting the most effective teaching
narratives, research programs, and writing techniques for the
globalizing of American history.