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Sophomore Seminar: Imaginary Empires: The French, English, and Native Northeast, 1604-1784
HIST 182
Spring 2014
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 221

Northeastern North America during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was a place where European powers imagined their empires, local settlers worked to create a sense of permanence, and Indigenous nations fought to retain their power while negotiating new relationships. This course will combine scholarly books and primary sources to examine the northeast as an entangled space of interaction, competition, and cooperation. We will read about early contact between Natives and newcomers, imperial rivalries between England and France, and the daily interactions that shaped life in the northeast. This era was full of strategic alliances, economic struggles, brutal violence and peace treaties, sexual violence, captivities, and witch trials, coerced labour and revolts, and revolutionary ideas. The goal of the course will be to explore the imperial and the local to gain a sense of how the northeast was both imagined by administrators and lived in by French Acadians, English settlers, and Native peoples.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on APR-24-2014
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