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American History before 1877

Beginning with the history of North America prior to the voyages of Columbus, History 265 examines the impact of Europeans upon indigenous peoples, and studies the evolution of colonial settlements in British North America. It covers the causes and consequences of the American Revolution, the subsequent development of democratic political and social institutions, the emergence of transportation, market and industrial revolutions and the coming of the sectional conflict and Civil War.

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