HIST203 - EARLY AMERICAN REBELLIONS: REVS, RESISTANCE & POWER IN EARLY NORTH AM

Description: 
The seminar course explores incidents of violence and non-violent resistance during seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries. We will consider incidents of violence across the continent, including the Stono Rebellion, King Philip’s War, and the American Revolution, as ways to investigate the interactions and power-dynamics among the many peoples who called North America home. By examining when and how individuals and peoples used violent and non-violent force to challenge the existing social and political structures or to exert control over contested spaces, we will consider how ethnicity, gender, class, and race shaped these conflicts. Finally, this course asks us to critically analyze the ways that the legacies and popular histories of these “revolutions,” “rebellions,” and “uprisings” shaped contemporary conceptions of identity in early America.
Instructors: 
ELLIS, ELIZABETH
GRONNINGSATER, SARAH
Day and Time: 
R 0130PM-0430PM
Room: 
COLLEGE HALL 311F
Activity: 
SEM
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