Sep 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

HIS 111 American History from Colonization to Civil War

Fall/Spring

This course provides a survey of American history from the period of European contact with Native America through the end of the American Civil War. Among the topics examined are Europeans empires’ colonization of North America and interaction with indigenous communities, the growth and development of colonial British North America, the American Revolution, the creation of the American constitutional framework, early nineteenth-century growth and westward expansion, the emergence and entrenchment of race-based chattel slavery, the political conflicts over slavery that divided the nation, and the American Civil War and emancipation. These topics will be presented with an emphasis on the complex evolution of America’s diverse multiethnic, multiracial population.

3 credit hours