21H.101 American History to 1865


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A basic history of American social, economic, and political development from the colonial period through the Civil War. Examines the colonial heritages of Spanish and British America; the American Revolution and its impact; the establishment and growth of the new nation; and the Civil War, its background, character, and impact. Readings include writings of the period by Winthrop, Paine, Jefferson, Madison, W. H. Garrison, G. Fitzhugh, H. B. Stowe, and Lincoln.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.101 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

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