The Long 19th Century|
This course surveys the history of the United States from the Early Republic to the Gilded Age. Central subjects include plantation slavery and global commodity markets, westward expansion and the dispossession of American Indian lands, emancipation and the meaning of freedom, immigration and urbanization, and changing roles for women with the development of wage labor. The course will pay special attention to how different groups of Americans created, constrained, appealed to, and otherwise deployed the powers of the government on behalf of their interests.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(HIST-MN)(SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Seth Rockman, SCRAPING BY: WAGE LABOR, SLAVERY, AND SURVIVAL IN EARLY BALTIMORE
Walter Johnson, RIVER OF DARK DREAMS: SLAVERY AND EMPIRE IN THE COTTON KINGDOM
Pekka Hamalainen, THE COMANCHE EMPIRE
Thomas Andrews, KILLING FOR COAL: AMERICA'S DEADLIEST LABOR WAR
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three 2-page response papers distributed throughout the semester, a midterm examination, and a final paper (10-12 pages) on a topic of the student┐s choosing.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at lectures and participation in discussion will be reflected in the final grade.
|Instructor(s): Halvorson,Charles Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-10:10AM; Location: PAC001; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 5||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 20||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 6||FR: 7|