Teaching Philosophy Statement

The study of history should create informed and responsible global citizens.  My teaching methods are thus oriented towards two metagoals for my students.  I want students to be able to: (1) identify and discuss the relevant historical context of complex current issues; and (2) be able to analyze primary sources, synthesize secondary sources, and write…

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Syllabus – American History Since 1865

History 2112_Manget_Syllabus Course Description: History 2112 is an introductory survey of modern American history.  Since the close of the American Civil War, the United States has undergone sweeping changes.  It has transformed from a rural, agrarian society to an urban, industrial one, from a minor world player into the dominant global economic and political force,…

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Syllabus – Appalachian History

Appalachian History Syllabus_Manget Course Introduction This is course is about the history of the Southern Appalachian region.  It is about perception and reality.  It is about the people who have lived there, those who have visited, those who have fallen in love with it from afar, and those who have exploited its people and its…

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Syllabus – Atlantic Slavery

Atlantic Slavery Syllabus Course Description: Between the 15th and 19th centuries, nearly 11 million people were forcibly transported from Africa across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World.  This class is about those people.  We will explore the rise and fall of the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, the experience of slaves themselves, and the impacts of…

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Syllabus – African Environmental History

African Environmental History Course Description: When most Americans think of the words “African environment,” they either conjure up images of a diverse wilderness with lush and exotic nature, large animals, endless savannahs, powerful rivers, dense rainforests, and hostile deserts, or they think of poverty, of parched sands, of environmental degradation, of overpopulation.  These two distinctly…

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