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HIST 262 Gender and Women's History in the United States (4)

This course introduces students to key sources, methods, and questions in U.S. women's and gender history.  The course considers who and what defined what sex and gender should and could be, and the relationship of sex and gender to other systems of belief, belonging, labor, property, and power.  How did gender shape people’s bodies, ambitions, and possibilities?  How did gender systems affect historical processes such as colonization, enslavement, war, industrialization, emancipation, U.S. empire, and the social movements.  How do historians research and narrate the past in ways that connect to the present, but also attend to the distinctions and alternatives of the past?

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences; PDE
  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Dunlap

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