Dec 12, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 24401 - Sex and Power in Colonial America

Course Credit: 1
SEX & POWER IN COLONIAL AMERICA This seminar traces the social and cultural evolution of colonial North America through an examination of sex, gender, and power. Organized around themes such as explorations and encounters; gender and culture in New England; sex, desire, and consequence; and rape and sexual power, this seminar adopts a trans-Atlantic framework to understand the experiences of Africans and Native Americans alongside the French, Spanish, Dutch, and English colonists. Along the way students will gain a sense of colonial North America as a turbulent and chaotic world. Additionally, we will investigate historiographical and theoretical debates concerning sex and sexuality, gender, race, and power in the colonial era and later. [HSS]