Section Information for Fall 2017
This course will explore the social, political, and economic changes in the United States from the conclusion of the American Revolution until the election of Andrew Jackson. A major theme of the course is the meaning and limits of democratization in the early republic. Particular issues to be addressed include: the emergence of a postcolonial national identity; the growth and expansion of slavery; changes in racial ideology; the rise of a two-party political system; ongoing conflicts with Native Americans; the changing status of women; and the role of religion in the new nation. In addition to weekly blogs, written work will consist of two short papers (5-7 pages) and one long (12pp.) final essay.
Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.
Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.