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HIST 1704 The Worlds of Moby-Dick: What Historical Forces Shape a Book's "Greatness"? (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

As an Enduring Questions course (linked with ENGL1714), this course explores the historical contexts of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. First published in 1851 as the United States hurtled toward civil war, the novel reflects the cultural, political, and economic fault lines of nineteenth-century America. We will read a range of texts that illuminate the histories of New Bedford, Manhattan, antebellum America, and the globalizing economy of the era.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): David Quigley

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Core Renewal Course: Enduring Questions


Last Updated: 03-Mar-17