HIST104 - CITY OF WOMEN: WOMEN'S HISTORY IN THE 19TH CENTURY

Description: 
The title, taken from Christine De Pisan’s 15th C book of the same name, is meant to invoke the long tradition of women’s history and of women authors’ defenses of women’s role in the making of history. This course invites students to explore various aspects of women’s history in the nineteenth century United States. Using pairs of primary and secondary sources – first person accounts matched with scholars’ interpretation of the documents– we will recover the lives of women who played crucial roles in defining U.S. destiny in the modern period. The list includes well known women like Abigail Adams and Judith Sargeant Murray, Angelina and Sarah Grimke, Catherine Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Jacobs, and Ida B. Wells but also largely unknown women like Ella Thomas. It will touch on many of the major developments of the 19th C from abolition and imperial expansion to Civil War, Jim Crow and segregation. The documents – and the women’s lives and writings -- provide a vantage point from women’s experience onto the defining developments in the making of modern America.
Instructors: 
MCCURRY, STEPHANIE
Day and Time: 
CANCELED
Activity: 
SEM
Cross Listings: 
    Registration Notes: 
    CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; FRESHMAN SEMINAR