HISTORY 261 - United States, 1865 to the Present
Section: 001 Issues in Race & Ethnicity
Term: WN 2010
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

HISTORY 261 (formerly HISTORY 161) is the second half of the introductory survey of American history. The course will explore major themes and pivotal developments in the political, social, cultural, and economic history of the United States since the Civil War, focusing on both domestic and international affairs. We will examine major eras and transformations such as Reconstruction, the rise of Big Business and Organized Labor, Western Expansion and Imperialism, the Progressive Era, the Rise of Mass Culture, the Great Depression and New Deal, World War II and the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam Era, Conservatism and the "Reagan Revolution," and the War on Terror. From multiple perspectives, HISTORY 261 will emphasize the struggles for freedom, conflicts over citizenship, and the shifting boundaries of the "American Creed" that has promised and limited equality, democracy, and liberty. We also will investigate key debates over the meaning of the past and efforts to shape interpretations of history, from the legacies of the Civil War to the battles over National History Standards in the 1990s.

HISTORY 261 is divided into a lecture/discussion format that includes film and reading assignments, weekly discussion projects, a midterm, a short research paper, and a final exam. The list of assigned books will be posted, and emailed to pre-registered students, in early December.

HISTORY 261 - United States, 1865 to the Present
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
13745
Open
29
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture when they elect a discussion.
002 (DIS)
P
13747
Open
4
 
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WF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
13749
Open
7
 
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WF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
13751
Open
2
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
13753
Open
1
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
13755
Open
2
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
13757
Open
3
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
13759
Open
3
 
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WF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
13761
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 5:00PM - 6:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
13763
Open
6
 
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WF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
40303
Open
1
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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ISBN: 013614957X
Out of many : a history of the American people, Author: John Mack Faragher ... [et al.]., Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall 6th ed. 2009
Required
ISBN: 0521605903
The Plains Sioux and U.S. colonialism from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee, Author: Jeffrey Ostler., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2004
Required
ISBN: 0674017471
Ruling America : a history of wealth and power in a democracy, Author: edited by Steve Fraser & Gary Gerstle., Publisher: Harvard University Press 2005
Required
ISBN: 0801488710
Beyond the ruins : the meanings of deindustrialization, Author: edited by Jefferson Cowie and Joseph Heathcott ; foreword by Barry Bluestone, Publisher: ILR Press 1. publ. 2003
Required
ISBN: 047018549X
All the Shah's men : an American coup and the roots of Middle East terror, Author: Stephen Kinzer., Publisher: John Wiley & Sons [2008 ed.] 2008
Required
ISBN: 0807050318
Storming caesars palace : how black mothers fought their own war on poverty., Author: Annelise Orleck., Publisher: Beacon 2006
Required
ISBN: 0809044412
FDR : the first hundred days, Author: Anthony J. Badger., Publisher: Hill and Wang 1st ed. 2008
Required
ISBN: 0312400373
The jungle, Author: by Upton Sinclair with Conditions in Chicago stock yards, June 4, 1906 by Charles P. Neill and James Bronson Reynolds. Ed. with an introduction by Christopher Phelps., Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's 2005
Required
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