HIST108 - AMERICAN ORIGINS

Description: 
The United States was not inevitable. With that assumption as its starting point, this course surveys North American history from about 1500 to about 1850, with the continent's many peoples and cultures in view. The unpredictable emergence of the U.S. as a nation is a focus, but always in the context of wider developments: global struggles among European empires; conflicts between indigenous peoples and settler-colonists; exploitation of enslaved African labor; evolution of distinctive colonial societies; and, finally, independence movements inspired by a transatlantic revolutionary age.
Instructors: 
RICHTER, DANIEL
Day and Time: 
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Room: 
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 111
Activity: 
LEC
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    Registration Notes: 
    SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR