This course studies the formation of communities in colonial America. It analyzes how communities decided who belonged and who did not and how these decisions varied from place to place and over time. It also examines the complex interactions among Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans as they adapted to life in a country they suddenly shared with one another. The course includes extensive readings and a research paper on early American social or cultural history.
Triad: History/Political Science
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor.