Fall 2012

Women's History, America: 1607-1865

Listed in: History, as HIST-252

Formerly listed as: HIST-45  |  HIST-48  |  WAGS-63


Martha Saxton (Section 01)


(Offered as HIST 252 [USP] and WAGS 252.) This course looks at the experiences of Native American, European and African women from the colonial period through the Civil War. The course will explore economic change over time and its impact on women, family structure, and work. It will also consider varieties of Christianity, the First and Second Awakenings and their consequences for various groups of women. Through secondary and primary sources and discussions students will look at changing educational and cultural opportunities for some women, the forces creating antebellum reform movements, especially abolition and feminism, and women’s participation in the Civil War. Two class meetings per week.

Fall semester.  Professor Saxton.


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Fall 2012, Spring 2024