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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2022-23

HIST 96.21 Political Thought in Colonial America

This seminar investigates the ideas and practices that constructed and deconstructed empire in North Americas during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It explores the perspectives of those involved in advancing and resisting European colonialism as they debated how to manage political, economic, and religious structures that bridged the Atlantic. The course traces evolving scholarly approaches to analyzing political culture and equips students to undertake research in early American political history with published and archival records.


Not being offered during 2022-23

Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:TMV; WCult:W

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Department-Specific Course Categories

Class of 2023 and Before Major Dist: US, pre-1700/pre-1800; Class of 2024 and Beyond Major Dist: US, premodern.