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HIST 365: American Agriculture I: The Maya to McCormick's Reaper

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Sophomore classification
North American agricultural development to 1865. American Indian agricultural systems, European background and agricultural revolution, agriculture in the colonial era, early republic and antebellum period. Topics include origins of modern crops, agriculture's role in the economy, politics, and settlement of the U.S., slavery, rural and frontier life, and mechanization.