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Course Descriptions: Fall 2014 - HTY 483: Violence in North American History

Instructor:  Professor Scott See

Time:  Tuesday and Thursday; 2:00 – 3:15 PM

Description:  Violence in North American History is an intermediate level course that focuses on collective or group violence in the United States and Canada from the colonial era to the present.  The purpose of the course is to familiarize students with violent episodes that have profoundly shaped the histories of both North American countries and to use these examples as theoretical devices for comparing and contrasting the histories and national mythologies of the United States and Canada.  Students will explore a broad range of historical literature, as well as germane works in the social sciences.  The course begins with current theories and concerns, turns to the past for the antecedents to contemporary issues, and returns to the postwar decades for a comprehensive probe into the violent traditions in North American history.

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