Lecture: E Pluribus Unum: A History of the American People, Part 1 (1492-1865) - Details
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Subtitle Regelmäßige Teilnahme (Eintrag in die Teilnehmerliste)
Semester SS 2022
Current number of participants 120
maximum number of participants 148
Home institute Geschichte des europäisch-transatlantischen Kulturraums
participating institutes Neuere und Neueste Geschichte
Courses type Lecture in category Teaching
Next date Thu , 30.06.2022 15:45 - 17:15, Room: (C, HS III)
Performance record Regelmäßige Teilnahme (Eintrag in die Teilnehmerliste)
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Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Literaturhinweise Paul Boyer, et.al. eds., The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People. Boston, MA: Wadsworth, 2011.
Jacqueline Jones et.al. eds, Created Equal: A History of the United States. Boston et.al. Pearson, 2017.
Mary Beth Norton et.al. eds., A People and a Nation: A History of the United States. Boston, MA: Wadsworth, 2010.
Manfred Berg, Geschichte der USA. München: Oldenbourg, 2013.
Volker Depkat, Geschichte Nordamerikas. Köln et.al.: UTB, 2008.
Christof Mauch, Anke Ortlepp und Jürgen Heideking, Geschichte der USA. Tübingen et.al.: UTB, 2020.

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(C, HS III) Thursday: 15:45 - 17:15, weekly (11x)

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Regelmäßige Teilnahme (Eintrag in die Teilnehmerliste)
Ever since the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776 with the promise “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal”, its noble sentiments have inspired people around the world, even though the new republic often failed to live up to its own founding ideals. This lecture will offer a survey of the history of the American people from the first contact between European colonizers and the indigenous population to the end of the American Civil War. We will look at important events, explore the stories of diverse groups of people and discuss different notions of American identity. Topics will include aspects of colonial life, the American revolution, the founding of the United States, Western expansion, the problem of slavery, black resistance and the abolitionist movement, politics, religion, and social reform, gender roles, immigration as well as the secession crisis and the Civil War.

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