Course Description: History of New England as place and idea, exploring the process by which regional identities are formed and changed over time. Prerequisite:Three hours of History. Cross-listed with: VS 158.
Section Description: New England is both a place and an idea. It is a real geographic region, with a long history of human presence and interaction with the land. But it is also a mythic region of memory: a place of white churches, green commons, and red maple trees. The New England of the imagination may be populated by Pilgrim fathers and Concord philosophers, but in real life, New England has been far more diverse: Abenaki and Wampanoag, African and Irish, French Canadian and Portuguese “New Englands” existed side by side with an imagined Yankee homeland. In this course we will explore both ways of understanding New England’s history, and we will examine how visions of New England were shaped and re-shaped by different generations to suit their own needs. Cross-listed with VS-158A, combined maximum 40. Prerequisites: History 11 or 12 or instructor permission, Three hours History, sophomore standing.
|TR||13:15 - 14:30||LAFAYETTE HALL L102|
Instructor(s): Dona L. Brown
Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020