15 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: The period between the 1820s and the 1840s has been labelled the `era of the common man┐. The end of property restrictions on the franchise enfranchised thousands of new voters and spurred the creation of the world┐s first mass based political parties. Journeymen and labourers challenged the authority of master and merchant while abolitionists demanded an end to slavery in the South. Yet even as white working-men won the vote, propertied women and African-Americans lost it. This module will ask why, in the midst of an extraordinary wave of democratic reform, was America becoming less equal?

Staff Contact: Beky Hasnip
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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