Spring 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Ring, Natalie
Discipline and Number
HIST 1302 Section 007
TR Time 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Course Title
U.S. History Survey from Civil War

Description of Course:

History 1302 is the second half of a two semester introduction to U.S. history and surveys U.S. history from the Civil War to the present. This course will emphasize the rise of modern industrial America, varied responses to industrialization, patterns of immigration, the emergence of the U.S. as a world power, the fight against racial injustice, the impact of the Cold War, and the struggle over resources and power in twentieth-century America.

Required Texts:

James Roark, et al., The American Promise, Volume II: Since 1865: A History of the United States (Bedford St. Martin, 2012, 5th edition) ISBN # 978-0312663148

Howard Zinn, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, (Beacon Press, 2002)
ISBN # 978-0807071274

Anzia Yezierska forward by Alice Kessler-Harris, Breadgivers: A Novel (Persea, 3rd edition, 2003) ISBN # 978-0892552900

Robert S. McElvaine, Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters From the Forgotten Man (UNC Press, 2008) ISBN # 978-0807858912

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

3 in class exams and attendance.

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