Dr. Erika Gasser

Drawing upon primary and secondary sources, literature, and images,  this course explores how women and men negotiated social and cultural identities in early modern Britain, colonial British North America,  and the early American republic.

Students will focus on the ways that European  African and Native-American women and men shaped and were shaped by social constructions of gender.

This course will be designed to fulfill the 4000-level requirements of the History Department meaning that it will guide students through an original research project that will utilize both primary and secondary sources and entail significant writing.