Seminar in one of the fields listed below: A) American History, B) Atlantic History, C) Canadian History, D) Latin American History, E) Medieval History, F) History, G) History of Islam, H) Ancient History, I) East Asian History, J) African History, K) Middle Eastern History, L) Historiography, M) Russian History, N) World History, O) British History, P) New Hampshire History, Q) Historical Methodology, R) Irish History, S) History of Science, T) Maritime History, U) Museum. May be repeated barring duplication of subject.
Section Comments: Advanced Explorations/World of the Revolution
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Equivalent(s): HIST 801
Additional Course Details:
THE WORLD OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
HIST 690 sec. 03
To most Americans, the Revolution’s main significance lies in its impact on politics and society within the thirteen colonies that became the United States. Yet the American Revolution was also an international transformation of the first importance — both for Americans and for their relations with other people in Britain and the British Empire, Western Europe, West Africa, Spanish America, the Caribbean, and India and China. This wider, global history will be the focus of this seminar. Topics will include European involvement in the Revolutionary War, the Revolution’s impact on African American slavery and the slave trade, and its implications for Native Americans, who had their own free and independent nations. We will also discuss the United States’ origins as a confederation of sovereign states, whose relations with each other were often as fluid and contested as relations between the Federal government and foreign countries in Europe and, eventually, the Americas. Course meets the History department's requirement for Group I or II.