Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Other Colonial Models (Carolina and Pennsylvania)

Contrasts across the board. After a discussion of Roger Williams and the Salem Witch hysteria, we look at two of the other colonies that usually get lost in the attention given to Virginia and Massachusetts.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Jamestown and Virginia

You wouldn't have wanted to live there.

Colonial Knowledge/French and English Ventures

Lecture covers the sources of European "knowledge" about the Western hemispheric peoples; then addresses the particular features of French and English forays into North America.

Friday, September 7, 2007

New Spain

The origins of European colonialism. Examination of the motives and processes that brought Spain into the western hemisphere.

Plus, I waste ten minutes at the start of class discussing the particularities of National Waffle Week and National Biscuit Month.