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HIST551 - The American Revolution in Context

 

This course is a comparative study to demonstrate the importance of the historical context of any great military event. Context includes all aspects of a society or culture and in this case, 18th century British and colonial American political and constitutional philosophies, social norms and societal structure, economics, religious concepts, and foreign and diplomatic policy. Students examine issues such as divergent historiographical opinions on the degree of American constitutional conservatism versus political and social radicalism, and the nature of the soldiery of the continental Army.

 

Prerequisites

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Corequisites

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
05/28/18 - 11/02/18 11/05/18 - 12/30/18 Fall 2018 Session I - 8 Week session
06/25/18 - 11/30/18 12/03/18 - 01/27/19 Fall 2018 Session D - 8 Week session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 03/03/19 Winter 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
08/27/18 - 02/01/19 02/04/19 - 03/31/19 Winter 2019 Session I - 8 Week session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Leap in the Dark : Struggle to Create the American Republic, 2004
ISBN: 9780195176001
Publication Info: Oxford University Press
Author: Ferling, John
Unit Cost: $21.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Pox Americana : The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82, 2002
ISBN: 9780809078219
Publication Info: Hill and Wang
Author: Fenn, Elizabeth A.
Unit Cost: $18.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: $8.50

Book Title: March of Folly : From Troy to Vietnam, 1985
ISBN: 9780345308238
Publication Info: Ballantine Books, Inc.
Author: Tuchman, Barbara W.
Unit Cost: $19.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution, 2008
ISBN: 9780809016433
Publication Info: Hill and Wang
Author: Holton, Woody
Unit Cost: $17.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: $8.00

Book Title: Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution
ISBN: 9781594484872
Publication Info: Penguin Books
Author: Joel Richard Paul
Unit Cost: $18.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A