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    Macalester College
  Dec 13, 2017
College Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 228 - Gender and Sexuality in Colonial America and the Early Republic

Cross-Listed as WGSS 228 
Since the 1960s historians have revisited early American history to identify populations on the margins and historical actors whose stories and experiences were neglected in the traditional canon of history. Historians of women made some of the first forays into this important work of recovery. Building up the foundations produced by women’s historians, the field of gender and sexuality studies have flourished and enriched the narratives of American history. This course examines American peoples and cultures from the 16th through early 19th centuries to uncover the ways in which gender and sexuality shaped the formation of an early American society. Particular attention will be given to the way that ideologies of gender and sexuality shaped early concepts of race and the development of North American political institutions. Occasionally (4 Credits)