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History 232. Women in North America to 1790

This course surveys the history of women in colonial North America. The course begins by examining interactions among indigenous inhabitants; colonizers from Spain, France and Great Britain; and enslaved Africans. The focus then narrows to the British North American colonies and the experiences of women of Native American, European and African descent through the period of the American Revolution and its immediate aftermath. Throughout the course, particular attention is paid to changing constructions of gender and race, exploring their intersections with class, religion and region.