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Native American Studies Program

37 North Main Street
The Sherman House
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-3530
Fax: (603) 646-0333
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Native American Studies : NAS 48

Indians and European Political Thought: 1492-1832

13F: 10A

This course surveys European political theory in early colonial America. The course is broadly divided into three parts: first, the so-called “Discovery of the New World” in 1492; second, the 17th and 18th century social contract theories of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau; and finally, the early 19th century Marshall cases that laid the foundation for American Indian law in the United States. Dist: TMV; WCult: W. Turner

Last Updated: 7/22/13