Fall 2016 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
We are bombarded with ideas and images of home and family, whether in political rhetoric or popular television. From the Victorian cult of domesticity to the twentieth-century American Dream of a white picket fence, home takes both a material form in housing and built landscapes, and ideological importance as a representation of respectability and belonging. In this seminar, we will learn from and examine how historians have analyzed the home in American history.
Students will write a paper based on original research. Your research papers will examine contemporary issues from historical perspective and address the historical roots of a relevant modern-day topic that interests you.
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