The United States from World War II to the Vietnam War Era - Session D

History N124B

Summer 2014
Second 6 Week Session
The Staff
182 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
MTuWTh 10-12P

World War II marked the beginning of a tremendous change in the relationship between the United States and the rest of the world. During the following decades, the new role of the United States in the international arena not only reshaped the nation's politics, culture, and society, but became one of many factors that transformed the question of what it meant to be an American. In this course, we will examine a few of the many ways that this question was answered on a national, group, and individual level. We will also look at the expansion of federal power, suburbanization and the changing demographics of race and class, the Cold War and anti-communism, the Civil Rights movement, the rise of mass consumption, and many other topics.