HIST 815 (1SY) - The Rise of Modern United States, 1900-1945

Rise of Modern US

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 56686
By 1900, the United States had emerged as the world's leading industrial power and leading destination for millions of immigrants and had begun to become a major player in world affairs. Americans enjoyed unprecedented prosperity and became eager consumers of new inventions and popular culture: cars, radios, jazz records, and the "motion pictures." But they also experienced the worst depression the country had ever known and struggled to make sense of a world that went to war twice within a generation. Women, African Americans, immigrants - all struggled to carve out their place in the new political order. By World War II, the United States assumed many of its "modern" characteristics. Using novels, movies, photographs, sporting events, political speeches and political debates, we will explore both the domestic and the international aspects of the development of modern U.S.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Instructors: Lucy Salyer

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 9:40am - 11:00am ONLINE
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Required Books: MORE BOOKS WILL BE ADDED SOON: Daniel Immerwahr, _How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States ( isbn 978-1250251091); Thomas G. Andrews, Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War (Harvard University Press, 2010; isbn: 9780674046917; Nancy Bristow, American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic (Oxford University Press, 2017; isbn: 978-0190238551; Kevin Boyle, Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age (Holt, 2005; isbn: 0805079335