Course Abstract Details
HIST-298, Special Topic, History of Maryland
HIST-298, History of Maryland, is a one-semester survey of the History of Maryland from its colonial beginnings through the twentieth century. The course examines the political, economic, and social forces that helped create the state of Maryland. The course emphasizes the rich cultural and ethnic elements that are very much a part of the history of this state. Have you ever wondered how Maryland became the state it is? Have you ever wondered what a "sot-weed" was or have you ever even heard the term? Did you know that Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a Marylander, was the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence? Did you know that the town of Frederick was "ransomed" for $200,000 during the Civil War? HIST-298 will provide the background for these and many other events in Maryland history. It will examine who settled Maryland and why, how Maryland evolved as a colony and state, and most importantly, how it was that Maryland, more than any other place, assumed the trappings of both northern and southern cultures, politics, and ideas. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.
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