HIST203 - Thomas Jefferson and Jeffersonianism

Description: 
In this class, we will explore one of the most conflicted and controversial figures of the American political tradition: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). We will examine Jefferson’s life and thought in relation to several crucial topics in American history, including race, slavery, revolution, liberty, and empire. Assigned readings for each week will combine in-depth analysis of the writings of Jefferson and several of his peers with study of the most current historical scholarship on Jefferson’s life and legacy. Evaluation will be based on class participation, several short assigned reviews or essays, and one longer interpretive essay.
Instructors: 
DWIGGINS, JOHN
Day and Time: 
R 0600PM-0900PM
Room: 
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 493
Activity: 
SEM
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