First-Year Seminar: Remembering History
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HIST 001R Syllabus

HIST 001R. First-Year Seminar: Remembering History


Explores the relationship between the creation of personal and collective memory and the production of history. The seminar will examine the tensions between memory and history in U.S. history, using some of the most acclaimed recent history books. Students will think critically about memoirs and autobiographies, oral histories and personal reminiscences, festivities and holidays of commemoration, historical memory in popular culture, and family lore and stories. What receives the privilege of being remembered and what gets deliberately forgotten constitutes the essence of what we know as history. 
Social sciences.
Writing course.
1 credit.
Fall 2017. B. Dorsey.
Catalog chapter: History  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/history


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