HIST3260: America in the Age of Revolutions

Class Program
Credits 3
This course explores American history in the context of the revolutionary Atlantic (1760-1848). Rather than seeing the various revolutions as discrete events, we will examine how they were entangled and part of the longer story of a revolutionary age. We will trace their ideological origins to an earlier English radicalism and consider how the American Revolution inspired cultural, political, and religious changes in the West. We will also consider how conceptions of liberty, republicanism, and self-governance expressed by revolutionaries in the Caribbean and Latin American revolutions shaped the intellectual and geopolitical landscape of the United States.
Semester Offered
Alternate years.