Early American Social History
by University of Warwick
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This series examines English colonies in North America from their establishment in the early seventeenth century to their break away from Britain in the 1770s. It will examine why the English felt the need for colonial expansion in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, why they chose North America and how they went about creating new societies three thousand miles from home. While much of the module will be arranged chronologically, time will be set aside for the consideration of several social, ethnic, and cultural themes that do not fit quite so neatly into this format.
||Crisis of Empire, 1763-1776||Crisis of Empire, 1763-1776||11/20/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Development of New England Society to 1660||The Development of New England Society to 1660||11/19/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||The 1670s: Bacon's Rebellion and King Philip's War||The 1670s: Bacon's Rebellion and King Philip's War||11/19/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Development of Chesapeake Society to 1660||The Development of Chesapeake Society to 1660||11/19/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Joining the empire, 1690-1763||Joining the empire, 1690-1763||11/19/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Native American Response||The Native American Response||11/19/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||The 1680s: The Glorious Revolution||The 1680s: The Glorious Revolution||11/19/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Migration and Settlement 2: New England||Migration and Settlement 2: New England||11/19/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Religious Revivals 1700-1775||Religious Revivals 1700-1775||11/19/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Origins of Empire, Ireland, Roanoke, 1550-1600||Origins of Empire, Ireland, Roanoke, 1550-1600||11/19/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Two Different Worlds, England & America 1500-1600||Two Different Worlds, England & America 1500-1600||11/19/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Slave Societies||Slave Societies||11/19/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||American Culture & Leisure||American Culture & Leisure||11/19/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Gendered Lives 2: Home||Gendered Lives 2: Home||11/19/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Gendered Lives 1: Work||Gendered Lives 1: Work||11/19/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
Great International Perspective
I have been studying and reading American history for over four decades, but I still learned a lot from this class. Most American history classes here in America emphasize how some event or some period contributed to American society today. However, American history been influenced more by other societies than we want to admit, especially in the pre-Revolutionary period. This class has a more internationalist perspective, and still provides a lot of interesting details about life in colonial America.