Courses: The Age of Jefferson and Jackson, 1789- 1850. (HISTH203A01)
Enrollment limited to 25 students.
This course charts the transformation in American political institutions, economy, and society from the ratification of the Constitution to the eve of the Civil War. Often identified as the crucial period when the American nation cohered around a national culture and economy, this period also witnessed profound social rifts over the political legacy of the American Revolution, the national institutionalization of slavery, and the rise of a new class system. We will consider the points of conflict and cohesion in this rapidly changing American nation.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or above.
Fulfills: SO IorIII
Haverford, Hall 107