HISTORY 261 - United States, 1865 to the Present
Section: 001 Issues in Race & Ethnicity
Term: WN 2018
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This survey course will give an opportunity to experience how professional historians ask and answer questions about the United States’ past. Rather than simply “covering” what happened in the nation after 1865, we will consider the complexity involved in writing history from multiple perspectives. We will be interested in how “regular people” lived. Major events like wars or economic depressions greatly impacted the lives of regular people. Likewise, regular people influenced the outcome of wars, depressions, or other historical events. We will consider how cultural historians have sought to uncover the ways that everyday people lived and understood their place in the nation.

This class will place an emphasis on considering the nation’s diversity. Our work together will focus on understanding how people with differing racial, sexual, gender and class identities understood what was happening around them. We will often seek to uncover the voices of groups that have been omitted (or actively silenced) in discussions about United States history since 1865. To that end, much of our course reading will draw from academics engaged in an assortment of overlapping fields.

HISTORY 261 - United States, 1865 to the Present
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11516
Open
75
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
11517
Open
25
 
-
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
11518
Open
25
 
-
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
11519
Open
25
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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Coursepack Location:
Canvas
ISBN: 9780451529831
Ragged Dick, or street life in New York, Author: Horatio Alger, Jr. ; edited and with an afterword by Bill Blauvelt., Publisher: Townsend Press 2007
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780252074974
Mexican Chicago : race, identity, and nation, 1916-39, Author: Gabriela F. Arredondo., Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2008
Required
ISBN: 0822339463
Femininity in flight : a history of flight attendants, Author: Kathleen M. Barry., Publisher: Duke University Press 2007
Required
ISBN: 0691149933
The straight state : sexuality and citizenship in twentieth-century America, Author: Margot Canaday., Publisher: Princeton University Press 2011
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0295991410
Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo country, Author: Marsha Weisiger ; foreword by William Cronon., Publisher: University of Washington Press 1st pbk ed 2011
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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