21H.104J / 11.015J Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History

As taught in: Fall 2004

A color illustration showing several colonists and Native Americans throwing tea off of the side of a ship.

Historic drawing of the Boston Tea Party. (Image courtesy of theĀ Freedom Trail Foundation.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Pauline Maier

Prof. Robert Fogelson

Course Highlights

Course Description

This course uses readings and discussions to focus on a series of short-term events that shed light on American politics, culture, and social organization. It emphasizes finding ways to make sense of these complicated, highly traumatic events, and on using them to understand larger processes of change in American history. The class also gives students experience with primary documentation research through a term paper assignment.