Fall 2021 - HIST 373 D100
Conquest in North America, 1500-1900 (4)
Class Number: 4357
Delivery Method: Remote
Course Times + Location:
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 16, 2021
5:00 PM – 5:00 PM
TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby
1 778 782-4400
Prerequisites:45 units including six units of lower division History and one of HIST 101, 104, or 212, or permission of the department.
A broad examination of attempts by aboriginal, imperial, and mercantile forces to claim and control the North American continent from the arrival of Spanish conquistadors in the early 1500s to the surrender of Geronimo in 1886. Explores the processes of colonization from many perspectives, including Aboriginal, American, English, French, Russian, and Spanish ambitions and activities. Breadth-Humanities.
Examines attempts to claim and control the North American continent by aboriginal, mercantile, and imperial forces from the early 1500s to Geronimo’s surrender in 1886. Lectures and readings explore the processes of colonization from many perspectives, paying equal attention to the aims and responses of American, English, French, Indigenous, Russian, and Spanish agents:
- Global networks of imperial contestation
- Indigenous expansionism and responses to imperialism
- Mutual constitution of nature and empire
- Spatial and historical implications of settlement
- Processes of dispossession and incorporation
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- Weekly Quizzes 10%
- Midterm Exam 30%
- Research Paper 30%
- Final Exam 30%
Lisa Brooks, Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War (Yale, 2019)
John Demos, The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America (Knopf, 1994)
Karl Jacoby, Shadows at Dawn: An Apache Massacre and the Violence of History (Penguin, 2009)
Primary documents available on the Canvas website
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