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March 27, 2017 at 10:51 am

Fall 2017 | MABTL Theme Announces New Course in Colonial British North America

Dr. Sarah Kinkel

Dr. Sarah Kinkel

Dr. Sarah Kinkel, Assistant Professor of History, is teaching HIST 3002: Colonial British North America in the Fall 2017 semester.

HIST 3002: Colonial British North America is open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in examining issues of governance.

This course contributes to the Making and Breaking the Law theme, sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture.

The course meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:05 until 4 p.m.

This course covers North American history from Initial British settlement to the conclusion of the French and Indian War, providing historical context for ideas and issues in modern society such as religious tolerance. Students will learn about various governmental and political issues, including:

  • Religious laws
  • Slave codes
  • Economic regulations
  • Comparative colonial development
  • Women’s legal standing

Kinkel’s areas of focus include early modern Atlantic world, imperial state formation, war and society, and political history. Her research focuses on how imperial institutions allow for the expression of debates over authority and governance.

Kinkel earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science and International Relations from Scripps College before earning a master’s and Ph.D. from Yale University.

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