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Title: HIST 203-01, Women in the American West, Fall 1999
Authors: Garceau, Dee
Keywords: History;Syllabus;Curriculum;1999 Fall
Issue Date: 26-Aug-1999
Publisher: Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN
Abstract: We begin by analyzing traditional histories of the American West: What is meant by “frontier”? What is considered historically significant? What do these conceptual frameworks tell us, or not tell us, about women’s lives? Next we explore the new scholarship: How is the West redefined to include women? How do the meanings of “frontier” change, when viewed through women’s eyes? How did gender systems evolve in the American West, across cultures and across time? What larger patterns can we discern, and what variations do we find? How might these insights broaden our understanding of Native American, EuroAmerican and African-American women’s lives? Research workshops are situated throughout the course, to provide experience interpreting archival materials on western women. In small groups, students will work with the following primary sources: oral history, written memoirs, census manuscripts, government documents, land plats, and court records. Out of this experimentation, each student will develop an original research project.
Description: This syllabus ws submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10267/3152
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