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HIST 4410 Eighteenth Century America (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The eighteenth century was a time of extreme paradox and rapid change in American history. It brought wider freedoms for whites yet slavery's expansion; the growth of cities yet the idealization of the rural farmer; and growing secularism and faith in reason alongside the emotional fervor of the Great Awakenings. In this course, we will explore the society, culture, and world views of eighteenth century Americans. The course will consist of reading and discussion, with some lectures and workshops on art and music.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Cynthia Lyerly

Prerequisites: History Core

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Last Updated: 22-Feb-14