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HIST 2440 American Icons: Nineteenth-Century Images of National Identity (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The nineteenth century was a time of turmoil and change in America. From the taming or destruction of the wilderness, to the exploitation of natural resources, the fate of Indians, the expansion of slavery, and the spread of industry, painters, sculptors, photographers, and architects created iconic works that spawned public debates about the frontier, industrialization, and the environment that sometimes percolated and sometimes raged throughout society. By depicting European-American perceptions of Native Americans, African-Americans before and after the Civil War, and women in public and private life, artists escalated the debate over who is an American.


Instructor(s): Judith Bookbinder

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ARTH2263

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Last Updated: 05-Mar-14