HIST 1704 The Worlds of Moby-Dick: What Historical Forces Shape a Book's "Greatness"? (Spring: 3 )
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.
Instructor(s): David Quigley
Last Updated: 03-Mar-17