The United States from Civil War to Present

History 7B

Summer 2018
8 Week Session
9 Lewis
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TuWTh, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | June 18–August 10
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  • This course satisfies the American Cultures Requirement.
  • What does it mean to be American? Whatever your answer is to this question, chances are it is deeply connected to the themes and events we will discuss in this class. Here we will track America's rise to global power, the fate of freedom in a post-Emancipation political setting, and the changing boundaries of nation, citizenship, and community. We will use landmark events to sharpen our themes, but we will also take care to analyze the equally important (and shifting) patterns of where and how Americans lived, worked, and played.