HIST 252A(F) British Colonial America and the United States to 1877*

This survey course covers Anglo-American history from the period of colonial settlement to the immediate aftermath of the Civil War. Major social, political, economic and cultural developments will be examined. Readings emphasize three themes of major importance in order to better understand the period surveyed: gender, slavery, and Indian America. The objective of this course is to provide students with a general knowledge and understanding of Anglo-American history to 1877, as well as to introduce them to some important historiographical debates and historical methodologies. Format: lecture/discussion. Evaluation will be based on class participation, a series of short analytical papers, and a final exam. No prerequisites. No enrollment limit (expected: 30-40). Groups A and D


HIST 252B(S) (formerly 243) America From San Gabriel to Gettysburg, 1492-1865

A topical analysis of the history of what became the United States of America, beginning with the early years of European conquest and ending with the crisis of the Civil War. Particular attention will be paid to the relationship between major political events and changing patterns of economic, social, and cultural life that shaped them. Readings will include contemporary sources, historical studies, and biographies. Format: discussion. Requirements: students will write a series of short analytical papers and will have a choice of either writing a longer, final essay or taking a final exam. Enrollment limit: 20 (expected: 15-20). Open to all. Groups A and D