Colonial America, 1607-1763
This course examines the complex relationship between a wide range of people and institutions in early America from initial settlement to the eve of the American Revolution. By exploring the many ways in which people interacted with each other and with other groups of people, you will gain a better understanding of the foundations upon which Spanish, French, Dutch, and English colonists settled North America. In addition, you will gain an appreciation of the historical process by looking at the questions scholars address and why. Through primary and secondary sources, we will explore issues of race, gender, religion, the family, the economy, politics, and the meaning of community.