07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R
Section Information for Fall 2019
This course will use sensational trials in US history as a lens to explore the ways in which Americans have attempted to shape, challenge, protect, or reinforce particular notions of nationhood and citizenship. As a class, we will walk through the evolution of America as both a nation and an idea, and explore the changing social and cultural contexts in which its people brought lawsuits against others or were tried for crimes themselves. In the process, students will be introduced to the basics of digital public history and, using scholarly rigor, curate public digital exhibits--either web-based, video, or audio--on a particular sensational trial.