HIST 618: The Age of Jackson, 1815-1854

HIST 618-001: Age of Jackson: 1815-1854
(Fall 2017)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M

Research Hall 201

Section Information for Fall 2017

Perhaps no period of U.S. history witnessed greater social and economic change than the early nineteenth century.  This course surveys social, cultural, intellectual, economic, and political developments during an era characterized by rapid growth and expansion. Among the topics examined are the workings of the second party system, the growth of sectionalism and nationalism, the spread of the market economy, the beginnings of industrialization and the increased expansionism that led to the removal of Native American groups in the Southeast and war in the Southwest. Other important subjects include changes in women’s status and work, the rise of romantic reform and evangelical religion, and the growth of both abolitionism and proslavery movements.

This course will also examine changing historiographical treatments of this period and its major topics. Course requirements will include a comparative book review and two essay examinations. Among the assigned readings will be Daniel Walker Howe’s What Hath God Wrought.



Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Survey of social, cultural, intellectual, economic, and political changes in United States during period of rapid growth and expansion. Topics include second-party system; growth of sectionalism, nationalism, and expansionism; industrialization and spread of market economy; rise of romantic reform and evangelical religion; and growth of abolitionist and proslavery movements. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

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.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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