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HST 614 United States' Origins
4 hours; 4 credits
History of the 13 British colonies, from their settlement through the Revolution. The material and ideological forces that helped to create the new nation will be examined. Among the topics to be discussed will be Puritanism, slavery, mercantilism, and the political development of the colonies. The last part of the course will examine the reasons for and significance of the American Revolution.
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