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HIST551 - The American Revolution in Context

Course Details

Course Code: HIST551 Course ID: 3261 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

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.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Book Title:Leap in the Dark : Struggle to Create the American Republic, 2004
Publication Info:Oxford University Press
Author:Ferling, John
Unit Cost:$21.35
Book Title:Pox Americana : The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82, 2002
Publication Info:Hill and Wang
Author:Fenn, Elizabeth A.
Unit Cost:$18.40
Book Title:March of Folly : From Troy to Vietnam, 1985
Publication Info:Ballantine Books, Inc.
Author:Tuchman, Barbara W.
Unit Cost:$19.40
Book Title:Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution, 2008
Publication Info:Hill and Wang
Author:Holton, Woody
Unit Cost:$17.40
Book Title:Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution
Publication Info:Penguin Books
Author:Joel Richard Paul
Unit Cost:$18.40

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.