The History of American Exploration and Outdoor Adventure
Maurice Isserman, Faculty-in-Residence
Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History
This research course examines how the history and culture of the United States is bound up with that of the discovery and exploration of the New World. A focus on the meaning of that legacy for Americans from the 19th century on. Topics covered will include military exploration and surveys of the west, the development of a wilderness and a conservation ethic, and the growth of mountaineering and similar outdoor endeavors.
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