The United States Since 1901|
Spring 2014 not offered
|Certificates: Civic Engagement, The Study of Education|
This course will explore the history of the United States from 1901 until recent times including the economy, social relations, culture, politics, military, and foreign relations. 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 attitudes and policies that culminated in a series of conservative triumphs in the late 20th and early 21st 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)
Michael McGerr, A FIERCE DISCONTENT: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT IN AMERICA, 1870-1920 (2003).
Ronald Steel, WALTER LIPPMANN AND THE AMERICAN CENTURY (1980).
Alan Brinkley, THE END OF REFORM: NEW DEAL LIBERALISM IN RECESSION AND WAR (1995).
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., THE VITAL CENTER: THE POLITICS OF FREEDOM (1949)
Bruce J. Shulman, LYNDON B. JOHNSON AND AMERICAN LIBERALISM (1994).
Sean Wilentz, THE AGE OF REAGAN: A HISTORY, 1974-2008 (2008)
Plus many primary documents and chapters of other books.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three essays, each on which involves interpetating a primary document
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular class attendance and participation are assumed