HIST231 - THE POLITICS OF REFORM IN THE ANTEBELLUM U.S.

Description: 
This course explores the origins and the politics of reform movements in the United States between 1800 and the Civil War. We will consider the politics of antislavery and abolitionism, temperance, women's rights, education, Indian removal, and poor relief. The course will explore how broader social, economic, political, and religious transformations affected the ways in which ordinary Americans as well as elected politicians and professional reformers understood the need for and the methods of reform. We will consider how urbanization, industrialization, electoral democratization, the market revolution, religious revivalism, and the growing sophistication of print culture revolutionized the way Americans understood the problems of good and evil and their own various roles in effecting societal change.
Instructors: 
GRONNINGSATER, SARAH
Day and Time: 
T 0130PM-0430PM
Room: 

COLLEGE HALL 311F

Activity: 
SEM
Cross Listings: 
  • GSWS229402