Course Description

This course surveys the creation and development of the "Thirteen Colonies" and the American republic, from the 17th century through the period after the Civil War. Topics include: the settlement and growth of the colonies, European-Native relations, the American Revolution, the Constitution, westward expansion, Jacksonian America, the market revolution and rise of the factory system, slavery and abolitionism, women and reform, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.


Antirequisite: HIS 248

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