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HIST 615: Problems in American History

HIST 615-003: Mason Legacies
(Spring 2021)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W


Section Information for Spring 2021

Class meets synchronously ONLINE –
Students are expected to participate on the day and time scheduled.

This course is both a new addition to the Mason Legacies initiative and an introduction to documentary editing. Students will transcribe and annotate sections of an account book that belonged to Stevens Thompson Mason (1787-1819). By reading, transcribing, and annotating the account book, students will learn about family relationships and finances, legal practice and fees, medicine, slavery, the plantation economy and local trade, and other related topics. They will also develop certain digital and editing skills. The digitized account book, with the students' transcriptions and annotations, will be accessible online via Special Collections at Fenwick Library, which owns the account book.

HIST 615 003 is a distance education section.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-6

Readings and discussion of bibliographies, interpretations, and research trends in topics selected by instructor. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Related Course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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