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ADHS 1605 History of New England (Fall: 4 )


Course Description

For nearly four centuries, this region has managed to maintain an identity broadly American and distinctly New England. Course examines the region’s social, cultural, and political history, with particular attention to the Boston area in periods of momentous change. Topics explored include witchcraft in Salem; the Minutemen and the American Revolution; nineteenth-century immigration from Ireland; Boston’s Civil War; urban and suburban growth and the social crises of the 1960s and 1970s. Analysis of local historical sites serves to deepen understanding of New Englanders’ enduring attachment to the past.


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Last Updated: 20-Feb-14