Graduate Catalog 2012-2013

HIST 5550 Age of Jackson

Prerequisite: HIST 2111. A study of the historiography, historical arguments, and development of the U.S. during the Jackson period from the 1820s until the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. The course will not only examine traditional history—politics, diplomacy, and wars—but also social, cultural, economic, and demographic patterns and trends as well as the lives of the average American, male and female, slaves, and Native Americans.