The Making of the Modern American Landscape (FYS)|
Fall 2018 not offered
This course explores the history of modern America embedded in the world around us. From the story of industrialization told by the paper mills along the Connecticut River to the legacy of racist exclusion built into the Long Island Parkway, this course will teach students to interpret the physical landscape as a historical source as part of a broader introduction to the field of history in its many forms.
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David Nye, ELECTRIFYING AMERICA: SOCIAL MEANINGS OF A NEW TECHNOLOGY, 1880-1940
John Findlay, MAGIC LANDS: WESTERN CITYSCAPES AND AMERICAN CULTURE AFTER 1940
John McPhee, THE PINE BARRENS
Jesmyn Ward, SALVAGE THE BONES: A NOVEL
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Three one-page response papers distributed throughout the semester, midterm, and final paper (8-10 pages).
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