History 358 (Hi 54) New England

Description of the Course: Whether you call New England home or just "where I went to college", here's your chance to learn more about it. We will focus on the conflicts between natives and newcomers: Indians and Pilgrims, colonists and the English government, Americans and new immigrants, uplanders and downstaters. This course argues that New England is a state of mind more than a bunch of states and that the image of New England has been carefully cultivated over time for political and economic reasons. We will study how New England has changed, with special focus on the landscape, Native Americans, and the Industrial Revolution. Other topics may include slavery and race, whaling, agriculture, the rise of tourism, and New England today.

Class Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10:30AM-11:20AM

This course is taught by: Professor Beth Salerno

Saint Anselm College, a Benedictine, Catholic, Liberal Arts College
100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, New Hampshire 03102

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