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WAGS0393

Gender in Early America

A History of Gender in Early America
Exploration, conquest, settlement, revolution, and nation-building: no course in early American history should ignore such traditional topics. In this course, though, we will examine the various ways that gender shaped these historical processes. How, for example, did colonials’ assumptions about manhood and womanhood affect the development of slavery in America? Or how did the Founding Fathers’ identities as men inform their attitudes about democracy and citizenship? We will scrutinize historical documents, of both a private and public nature, and discuss several recent scholarly works on gender from 1600-1850 to consider these kinds of questions. Pre-1800. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Women's & Gender Studies
Department:
Prog in Women's & Gender Study
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP HIS NOR
Equivalent Courses:
GSFS0393
HIST0393 *

Sections

Spring 2013

WAGS0393A-S13 Seminar (Morsman)

Spring 2011

WAGS0393A-S11 Seminar (Morsman)

Spring 2010

WAGS0393A-S10 Seminar (Morsman)

Spring 2009

WAGS0393A-S09 Seminar (Morsman)