HIST 498 (08) - Explorations of Historical Perspectives

Expl/The Roaring '20s

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 54335
In-depth exploration of a particular historical question or topic: for example, the French Revolution, Chaucer's England, or the New Deal. Students should consult with the Department of History for a list of topics and instructors. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Section Comments: Explorations of Historical Pers/ The Roaring '20s: Becoming Modern in the US.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Lucy Salyer

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 TR 9:40am - 11:00am HORT 201
Additional Course Details: 

HIST 498 sec. 08 

Professor Lucy Salyer
Tu/Th 9:40-11     Horton 201

“The world broke in two in 1922 or thereabouts.”  So said the novelist Willa Cather, capturing the view of many Americans that the 1920s ushered in a distinctly modern age.  Everything seemed new and exciting: automobiles, radios, ‘moving pictures’, Harlem jazz clubs, flappers, speakeasies, skyscrapers.  But not all Americans embraced modernity.  The resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, racial violence, the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, the Red Scare, massive immigration restrictions, a widening generation gap, debates over the “new woman” – all revealed deep cultural divides in what some have called an “age of anxiety.  In this course, we will explore the tensions and contradictions of the 1920s as Americans struggled over what “becoming modern” meant for their personal lives, and for the nation as a whole.  

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