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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AMST 602L - Historical Sequence I: American Society and Political Culture: 1600-1865

3 Credit(s)

The course follows the evolution of American society and political culture from the colonial period to the Civil War. The concept “political culture,” as used here, embraces institutions, public behavior, and above all, attitudes-beliefs, values, expectations, fears-regarding the distribution and exercise of political power. Two momentous events, the wars for independence and union, are major course milestones at which the development of political culture is assessed from the perspective of different social groups, including leaders, artists, writers, women, workers, and slaves. A central theme is the interplay between regional divergences and national convergences. Thematic questions running through the course are: Did a common political culture emerge? Who was included, who excluded? Was American political culture distinctive? AMST 602L and HIST 602L are the same course.

Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate student in AMSTDY-MA