Liberty, Work & Power: U.S. History, 1607-1877
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

Why did the U.S. take the shape that it did? This course focuses on liberty, work, and power in the U.S. from its colonial origins to 1877. Contemporary U.S. debates often ask how early Americans thought about culture, government, rights, and religion. We will investigate those matters. Themes include: the Atlantic world; colonial societies; race and conquest; the American Revolution; political institutions; class and gender shifts; slave societies; industrialization; westward expansion; the Civil War and Reconstruction.