The Early American Republic, 1783-1830



Spring 2013

HIUS 7041

The Early American Republic, 1783-1830

J.C.A. Stagg

The colloquium will introduce graduate students to a broadly defined body of historical literature on the early American republic.  One half of the topics will be devoted to readings in social, economic, and cultural history, including studies of Native Americans, black Americans, and women.  The other half will concentrate on readings in politics and foreign relations, including such topics as administration and institution building, political parties, and the conduct of war.   The written requirement for the class will be a substantial paper (25-30 pp.) that addresses the problems of synthesis in writing the history of the early republic.  Details of the reading list will be available later.



Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
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Charlottesville, VA 22904



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