HIS 281-A American Nation I (History Cornerstone)


Course Details

  • 5 Weeks | May 29 – June 28
  • On Campus | Tue & Thu 6:00-9:30 pm
  • 3 Credits | Cost: $1425.00
  • Online myHill Registration | April 9 – May 22
  • Online Payment is Due at Time of Registration

Course Description

Comprehensive study of American historical development with a focus on the development of U.S. political principles, ideals, founding documents, institutions, and processes. Topics include modes of colonial life, geographical perspectives, the Revolution and Constitution, urban development, westward movement, constructions of race and gender, popular culture, the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Additional Information

  • Considered a United States History.
  • Fulfills the History Cornerstone Requirement.
  • Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

Course Instructor

Edward Hunt

Adjunct Professor of History

Edward Hunt is an adjunct professor in History at Stonehill College. He obtained a PhD in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in 2016. His major fields of study were U.S. History to 1877, U.S. History since 1877, and the U.S. and the World. He completed a minor field on the History of Economic Thought. His research and teaching interests include U.S. History, U.S. Diplomatic History, U.S. and the World, U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. Capitalism, U.S. Imperialism, Theories of Imperialism, Political Economy, Economic Theory, and Quantitative Analysis.

Edward has completed several research projects, including “US Government Computer Penetration Programs and the Implications for Cyberwar,” that the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing published in 2012. He also is the author of an interdisciplinary study that integrates world-systems analysis with diplomatic history to describe how the United States structured the global economy and the international system at the start of the twenty-first century. Currently, he writes about U.S. foreign policy for independent news media.