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HIST 3260 Study and Writing of History: Public and Private in the Age of Revolution (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

During these years Ireland experienced dramatic and often violent social and political change. Major events included the emergence of colonial nationalism and Republicanism, the Revolution of 1798, and the Act of Union. Traditional historiography has explored these events through the personalities of the major political leaders involved. More recent historical work has focused on political ideologies and social dynamics that underlie these developments. This course will take a different perspective by exploring Irish society through the experiences of a small rural community. Using the personal diaries, letters and papers of one rural Irish woman, Mary Shackleton of Ballitore, Co. Kildare, we will explore the use of personal papers in the writing of social and political history.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Kevin O'Neill

Prerequisites: History Major Standing; The History Core, Parts I and II.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17