2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 10, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

HIST 122 - American History Since 1877


Credits: Three (3)
In this course students continue to investigate the many meanings of America from the end of Reconstruction to the present day. Using diverse primary sources materials from newspapers articles, to private diaries, to film, students will explore key controversies and debates in American history. Topics and themes include, but are not limited to: Reconstruction, lynching, and the Jim Crow era; Native American persecution and resistance in the face of Manifest Destiny; successive waves of immigration from Europe and Asia; the Gilded Age, the roaring 20s and Great Depression, the world wars, Cold War, and culture wars; recent American wars from Vietnam to Iraq; and current debates about American identity in an age of global immigration.
General Education Area: Social Science