The field of Colonial North American and U.S. History at Georgetown University offers a range of course offerings and specializations for graduate study. Scholars in this field work in such diverse areas as diplomatic history, political history, social history, labor history, slavery and emancipation, the Civil War and Reconstruction, immigration, women’s history, and the history of the Atlantic world. The field is particularly strong in the areas of 20th-century U.S. diplomatic and domestic history (with four specialists), 19th-century U.S. (with five specialists), and the history of the Atlantic world (with three specialists).
Historians at Georgetown have been actively involved in the University’s Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation initiative, and the Georgetown Slavery Archive project. Additionally, there is a 19th-Century U.S. History Seminar Series under the sponsorship of the Georgetown Institute for Global History.