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HIST 0393 Gender in Early America, Spring 2020

Identifier: S7_HIST0393

Scope and Contents

12 files containing COVID-19 journals completed by students enrolled in Amy Morsman's HIST 0393 class during the Spring, 2020 semester. Students signed a deposit agreement which imposed a 5-year restriction period on the journals. Students could choose to submit their assignments to Special Collections anonymously if they wished. Includes work by Afua Bonsu, Class of 2023; Amina Matavia, Class of 2023; Isabel Larson, Class of 2022; Janet Sanchez, Class of 2020; Lily Jones, Class of 2023; Liza Obel-Omia, Class of 2023; Marijke Stiffler, Class of 2023; Mary Moore, Class of 2022.5; Matthew Silverman, Class of 2022; Robbie Holley, Class of 2020; and Sarah Cohen, Class of 2022.


  • Spring 2020

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted until June 1, 2025

Biographical / Historical

History course taught by Amy Morsman during the Spring, 2020 semester, which was disrupted when students evacuated campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The course description reads: "Exploration, conquest, settlement, revolution, and nation-building: no course in early American history should ignore such traditional topics. In this course, though, we will examine the various ways that gender shaped these historical processes. How, for example, did colonials’ assumptions about manhood and womanhood affect the development of slavery in America? Or how did the Founding Fathers’ identities as men inform their attitudes about democracy and citizenship? We will scrutinize historical documents, of both a private and public nature, and discuss several recent scholarly works on gender from 1600-1850 to consider these kinds of questions."


1 Digital file (1 digital folder containing 12 files)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited in Special Collections by Amy Morsman. Students signed deposit agreements, placing a 5 year restriction period upon the assignments. Students could submit diaries anonymously if they wished.

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Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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