Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History

A color illustration showing several colonists and Native Americans throwing tea off of the side of a ship.

Historic drawing of the Boston Tea Party. (Image courtesy of the Freedom Trail Foundation.)


MIT Course Number

21H.104J / 11.015J

As Taught In

Fall 2010



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Course Description

This course uses readings and discussions to focus on a series of short-term events that shed light on American politics, culture, and social organization. It emphasizes finding ways to make sense of these complicated, highly traumatic events, and on using them to understand larger processes of change in American history. The class also gives students experience with primary documentation research through a term paper assignment.

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Pauline Maier, and Robert Fogelson. 21H.104J Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History. Fall 2010. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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