Race and Gender in the United States, 1608-1877
This seminar examines Colonial America and the United States through the lens of race and gender relations in the period between early colonization to the end of the Civil War. Taking a historiographical approach, topics may include clashes over political and social rights; Native-colonist relations; the rise of slavery and of classes; changing ideas about sexuality, the Salem Witch Trials; the impact of the American Revolution on gender and race relations; the development of participatory democracy; the market revolution's transformations of the nation's economy and cultural landscape; the rise of national and sectional identities precipitated by western expansion; and class relations, race and gender during the Civil War.
Additional Course Information
- HI696L (Race and Gender in the United States, 1608-1877)