【04月06日】James D. Bratt:The Five Regions of Colonial America The Origins of American Diversity
 
发布时间: 2017-04-05 浏览次数: 10


 “英华人文系列讲座”第101


讲座题目:The Five Regions of Colonial America: The Origins of American Diversity

人:James D. Bratt

间:201746日(周四)1800-2000

点:松江校区第五教学楼5266教室

主办单位:英语学院


内容提要:

Early American history is best studied as the parallel development of five different regions, each with its own economy, social structure, predominant cultural values, and characteristic crisis. The American Revolution saw those regions start to converge, and the struggles of the early independent nation can be understood as the inevitable tensions of that process. If the Civil War seemed to put an end to that struggle, developments in American culture and politics over the past fifty years demonstrate that it still exerts powerful influence over American life today.


主讲人介绍:

James Bratt is currently the Fulbright lecturer in U.S. history at Xiamen University. Dr. Bratt earned his PhD in history from Yale University, specializing in American religious history. He has taught for 40 years at Yale, the University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), and Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), specializing in early American history and American cultural history.