HTY 199 (0001): Problems in History: New England and Eastern Canada Since 1815: A Transnational Region

Instructor:  Professor Mark McLaughlin

Days/Time:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

Location: Stevens Hall 355

Description: This course examines the historical development of the geographical areas now referred to as New England and Eastern Canada from 1815, the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812, the last major Anglo-American conflict, to the present. An emphasis will be placed on exploring New England and Eastern Canada as a transnational region in the making, where there have been more historical similarities than differences in spite of the gradual hardening of borders between countries, states, and provinces. The course will follow a rough chronology, and cover topics such as building borders, political institutions, and identities, economic pursuits like agriculture, forestry, and fishing, sporting cultures, women’s suffrage, civil rights, environmental movements, and Indigenous resurgences.

General Education Requirements: This course does not meet any of the General Education requirements.