Spring 2016 Nineteenth-Century America
History, as HIST-144
Formerly listed as: HIST-09
Course (Login required) Faculty Edward D. Melillo (Section 01) Description
[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 Melillo.
Course times and locations HIST 144 - L/D Section 01 Tu 02:30 PM - 03:50 PM BEBU 107 Th 02:30 PM - 03:50 PM BEBU 107 Textbooks
Below are the textbooks used in this course, along with pricing information and availability at local bookstores. The price range shown is based upon queries to multiple online booksellers; click on the the price field to see detailed pricing information.
This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
978-0195168952 Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2003 McPherson, James M. Amherst Books TBD
978-0300181364 An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2016 Madley, Benjamin New! Amherst Books TBD
978-0300206623 Strangers on Familiar Soil: Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2015 Melillo, Edward D. Amherst Books TBD
978-0393342376 Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2011 White, Richard Amherst Books TBD
978-0486419312 Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl New York: Dover Publications, 2001 Jacobs, Harriet Amherst Books TBD
978-1469621876 Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2015 Krauthamer, Barbara Amherst Books TBD
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