Syllabus: Sectionalism and Civil War

Sectionalism and American Civil War, H303 Instructor: Brad Birzer ( Spring 2017.  T/Th: 9:30-10:45; Lane 333 Office hours (tentative and subject to change, especially depending on the week): T/TH: 11-1; Wed: 12-1.  And, by appointment. Course Content This… Read More

Western Heritage Core Syllabus 2016

Course: Western Heritage, H104-7; H104-8 Autumn 2016, meets in LANE 233 Professor Bradley J. Birzer; office: Delp 403;   Required Readings Hillsdale College History Department, ed., Western Heritage Reader (provided) Secondary text (available in HC Bookstore) handouts/readings… Read More

Syllabus: Jacksonian America, Fall 2016

H302: “Jacksonian America” aka Democratization of America, 1807-1848 Meeting Times: Tuesday/Thursday, Lane 124, 9:30-10:45 Instructor: Professor Bradley J. Birzer Office: Delp 403   Description Probably no generation after the American founding had a more diverse range of powerful… Read More

Course Readings/Proto-Syllabus, History 301: American Founding

A couple of students have asked about the spring 2016 course on the American Founding (H301). Here’s a rough description and list of readings. I’ll also be adding Gordon Wood’s short history of the Revolution. Scope We’ll go straight… Read More