2020-2021 University Catalog 
    Sep 25, 2023  
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 313 - Upstate History (US)

Examines the rich political, social, and cultural history of upstate New York, with a focus on central New York in the 19th century. As the 18th century came to a close, upstate was a borderland between European settlers and Native Americans. In the antebellum era, the region became a center of the anti-slavery and women’s rights movements—and an economic powerhouse where canals and railroads encouraged agricultural prosperity, industrialization, and tourism. Before the Civil War, utopian communities, religious experimentation, and new institutional forms flourished; remnants of many of these movements and markets can still be found on the landscape today. Students will complete regular public history labs - conversations and activities with practitioners from around the state engaging the fields of museum studies and public history. In the process, students will examine the theoretical and methodological challenges surrounding the preservation and presentation of local history in museums, historic sites, and public projects. (US)

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: HIST 199  or HIST 299
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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