course
Revolutionary War Seminar

Aug 2006

Highlight of my experience in the History Dept. Cornog knows the material inside and out, and stays current on contemporary historiographical issues. His method is explicit. Never a dull moment in discussions. You must participate, but the readings will prepare you to do just that. Not much focus on the War per se. Deals with America in a post-war (French-Indian) moment, instead of the more tempting pre-war narrative. A must for any student of American History. Last two classes were a mock debate in which the class was divided along Federalist/Anti-Federalist lines after reading Notes on the Constitutional Convention. Really your moment to shine, but no pressure. Cornog was also Koch's press sect'y, as well as an editor at The New Yorker, and is now a dean at the J school. Good to be on his radar........