History 344: The Era of the American RevolutionFall 2009John Coakley, TAOffice: 4260 HumanitiesE-Mail: [email protected]Office Hours: Tues 1:30-2:30 pmOffice phone: 890-3308Thurs 12:30-1:30 pmAbout the subject: One can hardly overstate the importance of the Revolution to the history of the United States. The Revolution and its aftermath not only gave American governing institutions and political ideals their basic shape but has provided Americans with a number of important and enduring national myths. The Revolution, its causes, the reasons for its success and its impacts on American culture and society, has proven a very contentious matter among historians. In this course, you will have the opportunity to learn how historians have attempted to make sense of this event and its impacts. Through discussions and written assignments, you will also develop your own ability to think critically about history and they way we interpret this formative era.
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