Minor in the Study of State Violence (War, Atrocity, and Genocide) - The American Revolution and Early Republic, 1763-1825

HIST 3577  The American Revolution and Early Republic, 1763-1825


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 examines the passage of American society through the era of the Revolution and the early republic. Most broadly, the course is concerned with the causes of the Revolution, the ideological and social turmoil of the Revolutionary years, and finally the consequences of the extent and limits of this process, as the new republic -- the first modern nation-state -- began to forge stable political structures, a new cultural identity, and a position in the world order. The issues of colonialism, independence, social revolution, and nation-building will be explored in their specific American context with an eye toward their comparative, world-historical dimensions.

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