History (HIST) - America in the Colonial Era II

HIST 3576  America in the Colonial Era II


Twelve credits of History with at least 3 credits at the 2000-level; or any 54 credits completed.


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




This course is an examination of colonial North America from 1492 to 1775. The main focus will be Britain's American colonies, but these settlements will be examined within an Atlantic context. This course will examine the diversity of the colonial experience and will explore how different groups within colonial society accommodated the forces of change during this period. The course will look at institutional change, cultural development, and political evolution as various peoples faced them in the past. Themes treated in this course include contact and conflict, imperialism, slavery and ethnicity, society, politics, economy, political growth, regionalism, the Atlantic world, and gender.

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