HIST203 - NATIVES & COLONISTS IN EARLY AMERICA

Description: 
This research seminar will survey first contacts between indigenous Americans and European colonists and trace the subsequent development of various colonial systems in order to better understand how natives and newcomers approached their encounters, negotiated their evolving relationships, and sought to resolve their many conflicts. Though the course will pay particular attention to North America from about 1492 through the American Revolution, we will also consider examples from the Caribbean and Latin America and beyond that timeframe. Readings will include both primary and secondary sources, from the journals of Christopher Columbus and John Smith to the recent work of scholars interested in the dynamics of intercultural negotiation between Native peoples and colonists throughout the Americas. The first half of the semester will be spent exploring major themes and identifying individual research projects related to the subject, and the second will be dedicated to developing and completing those projects.
Instructors: 

SPERO, LAURA

Day and Time: 
M 0200PM-0500PM
Room: 

FISHER-BENNETT HALL 17

Activity: 
SEM
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