Course Abstract

History 117, “US History To 1877,” with Professor Matthew Pinsker, meets at Dickinson College during fall semester 2016 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 130PM in Denny 211.  Course texts include Gordon Wood’s The American Revolution (2002) and Louis Masur’s The Civil War (2011), as well as numerous articles by leading scholars such as Alfred Crosby, Elliott Gorn, and Laurel Ulrich to name a few.  In addition to sitting for various essay exams, students in the course will undertake two online mapping projects:  (1) creating an online map and analysis of an American slave narrative and (2) creating an online map and analysis of an episode of sectional violence.