315L syllabus UT spring 2008

315L syllabus UT spring 2008 - The United States From...

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The United States From Reconstruction to Reagan History 315L, Spring 2008 Instructor : Victoria Allison Office : Garrison 4.110 Office Hours : Monday and Wednesday, 11-12pm and by appointment E-mail : [email protected] Material to be Covered : This lecture course explores selected key events, personages, and ideas that shaped the consensus about and definitions of a (North) American identity from 1865 to @1977. Topics include: the impact of the political and social failure of post-Civil War Reconstruction; the rise of populism and the clash between wealth and labor during the Gilded Age; the Progressive Movement’s response to massive immigration and rapid urbanization; American imperialism; why the 1920s were “roaring”; the New Deal and its opponents; postwar consumerism and liberalism; the Civil Rights era and its unfinished program; the space race as an expression of nationalism and liberal democracy; the disillusion brought about by the Vietnam War; sexual, racial, gender and ethnic liberation
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2008 for the course HIST 315k taught by Professor Seaholm during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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