HILD 2A 2011(3)

HILD 2A 2011(3) - Survey of Early American History HILD 2A...

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HILD 2A University of California, San Diego Fall 2011 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00-11:50 Pepper Canyon Hall 109 Professor Mark Hanna                                         Teaching Assistants m1hanna@ucsd.edu                                              Kristopher Nelson (k8nelson@ucsd.edu) Office Hours:  Wednesday 1-3                             Elisabeth Mikos ( emikos@uscd.edu ) (or by appointment)      William McGovern  (wmcgover@ucsd.edu) (858) 822-1532 This course will survey colonial American history beginning in pre-Columbian America  and ending around 1800.  We will focus primarily on the major conflicts of this period:  contact and conquest, colonialism, slavery and race, the meaning of the American  Revolution and its immediate aftermath in both the newly established United States and  the rest of the world.  The course centers on the North American colonies but it takes a  decidedly “Atlantic” approach.  As an introductory-level survey, this course assumes  students have had no prior experience with college-level historical study.  The intention  is for students to establish a general narrative of American history to 1800, to learn how  historians have constructed this narrative, and what challenges there are to doing so. Required Readings:  -Benjamin Franklin,  The Autobiography and other Writings  (Penguin Classic) [ISBN: 0- 14-24-3760-3] -Paul Mapp and Brett Rushforth,  Colonial North America and the Atlantic World; A  History in Documents  (2009) [ISBN: 978-0-20-570259-6] -Susanna Rowson,  Slaves in Algiers or, A Struggle for Freedom  (Copley Edition)  -Alan Taylor, 
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