University of Portland Bulletin 2021-2022

HST 210 Who is America: The Early U.S.

This history explores concepts of citizenship and belonging in the United States through the Civil War. The course begins with pre-colonial indigenous history and moves through colonization, nation-forming, slavery, and abolitionism. Students learn about inclusion, exclusion, and belonging, particularly as related to race, gender, and diversity in the physical and metaphorical space that is/becomes "America".