History 354 (Hi 48) Contemporary America, 1929-Present

Description of the Course: This course is intended to introduce students to some of the major themes and events of twentieth-century American history since the Great Depression. Those themes include the rise of the modern liberal state and the increasing importance of the federal government in individual lives, minority groups' struggle for equality and inclusion in public life, and the way that Americans have had to adapt to pluralism and multiculturalism. In that vein, we will ask questions about the development of competing identities—class, gender, ethnic, religious, and racial—and whether those competing identities somehow have come together to form a single national identity. We also will discuss major political, social, and cultural events, from presidential elections, to World War II and the Vietnam War, to the rise of rock and roll and the development of a consumer culture.

Class Meeting Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 PM-2:15 PM

This course is taught by: Professor Andrew Moore

Click here to see the syllabus for the last time Professor Moore taught this course.

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