04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W
Section Information for Spring 2021
This course is both a new addition to the Mason Legacies initiative and an introduction to documentary editing. Students will transcribe and annotate sections of an account book that belonged to Stevens Thomson Mason (1760-1803), nephew of George Mason IV (the famous George), and his son Armistead Thomson Mason (1787-1819). By reading, transcribing, and annotating the account book, students will learn about family relationships and finances, legal practice and fees, medicine, slavery, the plantation economy and local trade, and other related topics. They will also develop certain digital and editing skills. The digitized account book, with the students' transcriptions and annotations, will be accessible online via Special Collections at Fenwick Library, which owns the account book.
HIST 397 DL1 is a controlled distance education section. Please contact Carrie Grabo at email@example.com for permission to register.