2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 377 - America’s Founding Fathers: Memory and Meaning


Using the Founding Fathers as a focus, this course explores the transmission of Revolutionary values across generations in American history, with emphasis on the early decades of the nineteenth century.  Students in this proseminar will explore the world of the Founders themselves, with emphasis on John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, before placing them and their families in wider social and cultural contexts, including their visible presence, individually and collectively, in the lives of later generations of Americans.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Periodically