Critical Periods in American History
Roger Williams University
12:00  M, W, F
CAS 123
Spring, 2001
Michael R. H. Swanson, Ph. D.
Office:  CAS 111
Hours:  9-10:  M, T, Th, F
or by appointment
Phone:  (254) 3230
The central focus of this course shall be the transformation of immigrants from Europe (and Africa) into something other than they had been.  Often this transformation took them unawares and against their will.   Jerome Reich offers the hope that "students will then begin to appreciate that the social, intellectual, economic, and political patterns which we designate as peculiarly 'American' were formed during our colonial period."   The quest for this appreciation will form the core of this course.   A word about this web site.  AT least initially I am presenting the syllabus for this course in two forms:  A hypertext version of the printed copy can be reached by clicking on the buttons in the column at the left.  An amplified version of that syllabus, with links to appropriate web sites, can be found by clicking on the buttons below.
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