2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
    Nov 21, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog
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HIST 269 - Topics in United States, Latin American or Canadian History


FDR: HU
Credits: 3-4


A course offered from time to time, depending on student interest and staff availability, on a selected topic or problem in United States, Latin American or Canadian history. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Fall 2019, HIST 269A-01: Uncovering W&L History (3). A reading- and writing-intensive research seminar focusing on the African-American past of W&L, from 1749 to 1870, and other colleges. We spend time on archival research and the issues that eastern colleges have dealt with in reclaiming this past. Special attention is given to the slaves bequeathed to Washington College by John Robinson. Students focus on historical methodology and analysis, through the use of primary and secondary research, and write a significant term paper.  (HU) DeLaney.




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