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HSTY2666 - American Revolutions

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Michael Andrew McDonnell


This unit will explore the series of rebellions, wars, independence movements and revolutions that rocked the Atlantic World between 1750 and 1825. Though we will focus on the American Revolution in particular, we will put that event in a larger Atlantic context, from the Native American resistance movements of the 1750s and 1760s, through to the Spanish American independence movements of the early nineteenth century. We will also explore connections with the Haitian and French Revolutions and slave rebellions more generally.


1x500wd tutorial paper (15%) and 1x3000wd research paper (45%) and 1x1000wd take-home exercise (30%) and tutorial participation (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1 hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies



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