HIST 285 A - US Gender History to 1877
This course surveys the history of gender formations in the United States to 1877. Although it pays some attention to manhood and masculinity, it focuses on the history of women from a variety of social groups and on gender ideas pertaining to women. Throughout, it considers the ways gender intersected with categories such as race and class as it placed women of different backgrounds in differential positions. Course Information: Same as GWS 285.
Description: This course surveys the history of gender formations in the social, political, and economic developments that shaped and characterized the United States to 1877. It begins with colonial contact and examines the diverse and changing meanings of gender that molded the experiences of people before and after American Independence. Throughout, we pay attention to the ways gender intersected with the categories of race and class as it placed women of different backgrounds in differential positions.
Option 1Number of Required Visit(s): 0
Course Level: Undergraduate