HIST 230: Early American History, 1600-1840

This course is an introduction to American political, economic, and social history in the colonial, revolutionary, and early national periods. The course examines the place of the American colonies in the Atlantic World; European-Indian relations; slavery and the origins of racism; the causes and impact of the American Revolution; the rise of political parties; industrialization and commercial development; reform movements; and changes in social structure, religion, ethnicity, and gender roles. [SS] Prof. Rosen