HIST 631: Era of the American Revolution

HIST 631-001: Era of the American Revolution
(Fall 2024)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W

Innovation Hall 316

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Section Information for Fall 2024

One of the most pressing questions among historians today is: Who was included and who was excluded in the promises of the American Revolution? This course will examine the recent historiography on the Revolutionary Era, broadly considered from the end of the Seven Years War in 1763 to the ratification of the US Constitution in 1789. Students will read a variety of works that examine topics such as the multiple paths leading to independence; the British colonies’ relationship with the imperial core; the variety of participants in the Revolution, including women, Native Americans, and enslaved people; internal divisions within the country during the Revolution; and the cultural meaning of the Revolution in history and memory. The class will also consider the Revolution as a form of colonial rebellion and the Constitution as an exercise in state-building. Students will write two short papers based on the reading, make several class presentations, and write a final essay synthesizing the course material. This class fulfills the US, Origins to 1861 requirement. 



Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examines history and historiography of revolutionary era, with special emphasis on social and ideological interpretations of period. Includes events leading to War for Independence, war itself, and social and political effects of war on American society. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, 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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