The United States Since 1901|
|Certificates: Civic Engagement, The Study of Education|
This course will explore the history of the United States from 1901 until recent times including economic, social, cultural, and political issues. The unifying theme will be the emergence of modern American liberalism during the Progressive era and its dominance by the mid-20th century. Throughout this period, however, there was active minority resistance to liberal policies, culminating in a series of conservative triumphs in the latter twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CEC)(EDST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Michael McGerr, A FIERCE DISCONTENT: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT IN AMERICA, 1870-1920 (2003).
Melvyn Leffler, THE SPECTER OF COMMUNISM: THE UNITED STATES AND THE ORIGINS OF THE COLD WAR (1994)
Donald T. Critchlow, THE CONSERVATIVE ASCENDANCY: HOW THE GOP RIGHT MADE POLITICAL HISTORY (2007)
Alan Lawson, A COMMONWEALTH OF HOPE: THE NEW DEAL RESPONSE TO CRISIS (2006)
Allen J. Matusow, THE UNRAVELING OF AMERICA: A HISTORY OF LIBERALISM IN THE 1960S (1984, 2009)
Plus other chapters from other historical accounts and many primary documents.
|Examination and Assignments: |
An in-class examination, one essay related to primary document, and a final examination; regular class attendance; class participation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular class attendance and participation are assumed
|Instructor(s): Schatz,Ronald W. Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 50||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -10||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 5||SO: 17||FR: 15|
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