2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2022  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 039 - The American Home: Power, Place, and Gender

In order to underscore both the unity and diversity of nineteenth-century cultural life, this course revisits the variety of places Americans called home –middle-class suburban houses to working-class tenements, frontier dugouts to urban settlement houses–while considering the shifting interpretations of these spaces from within and without. Beginning with the rise of home as a haven from the uncertainties of public life, it traces the popular celebration of home as a moral force, notes the movement of domesticity into the public worlds of politics and reform, and concludes with a consideration of home’s relationship with and penetration by and of the marketplace. Fulfills Historial Perspective.

Course Designation/Attribute: HP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered periodically.