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HIST 4875 New England from Winthrop to Walden (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

The Puritan settlement of New England in the seventeenth century created one of the most distinctive societies in the Atlantic world. This course will examine its development in a wider English Atlantic world, focusing on such topics as the development of Puritanism; popular religion and witchcraft; daily life in the colonies; relations with Indians, the French, and the wider British Empire; the region's role in the revolutionary crisis; and its uncomfortable place in American cultural and political life in the early republic. Students will also be encouraged to visit historic sites in the Boston area.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Owen Stanwood

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17