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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HS 3620 - The Early American Republic

This course will investigate the history of the early American republic from the American Revolution through the imperial expansions of the 1840s. Prominent topics may include: the evolution of popular sentiment and American ideologies, the establishment of economic and political structures, the malignant growth of the institution of slavery and the rise of abolitionist challenges to the status quo, the maturation of a distinctly African American culture despite the shackles of slavery, the divergent development of the societies of the North and South, Indian Removal and U.S. Indian policy, Amerindian responses to American hegemony, the solidification of American legal and political institutions, the rise of popular politics, the roles of women and non-Anglo groups in creating and recreating American society, American use of land and resources, and the birth of American industrial capitalism.