HIST 618: The Age of Jackson, 1815-1854

HIST 618-001: Age of Jackson: 1815-1854
(Spring 2020)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W

Robinson Hall B442

Section Information for Spring 2020

The years from 1815 to 1850 were a period of intense change in American social, political, religious, and economic life. It was an era in which the young nation, its residents, and its neighbors were transformed by revolutions in communications, transportation, markets, and industry; “burnt over” by religious revivals and experiments; mobilized by the rise of partisan politics and moral reform; challenged by changing configurations of work, gender, family, and community; dislocated by free and forced migrations across the continent; divided by rising sectionalism; shaken by economic panics; and brutalized by enslavement and war. This course provides a graduate-level overview of how historians have defined, explained, analyzed, and debated these changes and their significance in the histories of North America, the United States, and the wider world.


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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