Spring 2010

Nineteenth-Century America

Listed in: History, as HIST-09


Martha Saxton (Section 01)


[US] A survey of American history from the early national period to the turn of the century, with an emphasis on social history. The course will trace the growth of slavery, the dispossession of Native Americans, Civil War and Reconstruction, the rise of postwar large-scale industry, and big cities. Topics will include changing ethnic, racial, gender, and class relations, the struggles between labor and capital, and the emergence of middle-class culture. The format will include lectures and weekly discussions; readings will be drawn from both original and secondary sources. Two class meetings per week.

Spring semester. Professor Saxton.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2016