Spring 2024 History UN3501 section 001

Indians and Empires in North America

Indians & Empires in N Am

Call Number 14731
Day & Time
W 4:10pm-6:00pm
402 International Affairs Building
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Michael Witgen
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

In this course you will be asked to re-think American history.   That is, we will approach the history of America as a continental history.  This will require that we think of North America as a New World space, a place that was inhabited and occupied by indigenous peoples, and then remade by the arrival and settlement of Europeans.  You will be asked to imagine a North America that was indigenous and adaptive, as well as colonial and Euro-American.  This approach to the study of North American history is designed to challenge the epistemology and literature of the history of colonization and American expansion, which displaces Native peoples from the central narrative of American history by placing them at the physical margins of colonial and national development.  Instead we will explore the intersection and integration of indigenous and Euro-American national identity and national space in North America and trace their co-evolution from first contact through the early nineteenth century.

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 10 students (15 max) as of 9:06PM Tuesday, July 23, 2024
Subject History
Number UN3501
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Note Add to waitlist & see instructions on SSOL
Section key 20241HIST3501W001