HIST 57300: The Long Nineteenth Century

The graduate course investigates American history between the 1790s and the outbreak of World War One, and its broader connections to world political, economic, and cultural influences.

Students will also gain a historiographical understanding of class topics and where required readings fit into the scholarly literature. Topics covered through our various texts will be:
-Jeffersonian democracy and political economy, and its foundation in Western ideas
-The American Whig Party and its various personalities, factions, and worldviews
-Antebellum slavery, Southern planters, and their market-oriented impulses
-The role religion played in fomenting and shaping understandings of the American Civil War
-The artistic and cultural rejection of modernity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the creation of an anti-modernist counter tradition

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

This is a Full Semester course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course or one course each in Fall I and Fall II. 

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Purdue University Northwest

Instructor: Dr. Michael Connolly

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 8/23/21 – 12/18/21

Location: Online

Format: Asynchronous

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area

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