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American Utopias in the 19th Century
AMST 330
Spring 2014
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: HIST 330

This seminar will examine expressions, both religious and secular, of the utopian impulse in 19th-century American culture. Communitarian experiments launched by Shakers, Mormons, transcendentalists, perfectionists, and feminists will be studied as manifestations of social and religious turmoil and will be compared with their literary analogues. Utopianism as a philosophical, literary, and literal approach to solving social problems and constructing a more perfect-nation state has been a persistent and recurrent feature in American history. This seminar explores 19th-century precursors to more recent utopian theory and experimentation.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(HIST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on APR-18-2014
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