20th-Century United States History|
Spring 2016 not offered
|Certificates: Civic Engagement, The Study of Education|
This course will explore the history of the United States from 1901 until recent times. It will encompass many aspects of modern American history including the economy, social relations, art, popular culture, intellectual life, politics, and war. The unifying theme will be the emergence of modern liberalism during the Progressive Era and its dominance in American politics and thought by the mid-20th century. Throughout that era, however, there was an active minority hostile to liberalism that began to organize in the 1950s and proved quite successful in the later 20th and early 21st centuries.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CIVI-MN)(EDST)(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.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three essays, each on which involves interpetating a primary document
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular class attendance and participation are assumed
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