United States

285D.001 Spring 2014 Nineteenth-Century America

This seminar will serve as a writing workshop for students engaged in independent historical research projects in U.S. History between the American Revolution and the First World War.  

136AC Spring 2014 Gender Matters in 20th Century America

It’s easy to think of the 20th included flappers in short skirts chugging bootleg liquor, “Rosie the Riveter” with perfect lipstick wielding a sledgehammer, housewives popping Valiums and Birth Control Pills, magazines advertising sex in everything from condoms to refrigerators, hippies lying naked and high in Golden Gate Park, angry women burning bras, proud men parading down city streets in women’s ball-gowns, and the government perpetually trying to barge into bedrooms. Yet the 20th century did not invent gender matters.

C139C Spring 2014 From the Civil Rights Era to the New Gilded Age

From the Civil Rights Era to the New Gilded Age: Struggles for Racial and Economic Equality from "Double Victory" to "Occupy"

127AC Spring 2014 California

After explaining how people have viewed California throughout its history, this course explores the unique environmental diversity of the region. Then, we examine the settlement of distinct regions of California and the particular indigenous communities that emerged in these places. Students will also explore the motives for and consequences of Spanish exploration, colonization, and the establishment of missions. From the arrival of the Spanish through the end of the nineteenth century, changes in the treatment and demography of the California Indians figure prominently.

125B Spring 2014 Soul Power: African American History 1861-1980

This course will examine the history of African Americans and race relations from the Civil War and Emancipation (1861-1865) through the modern African American Freedom Struggle (1954-1980), concluding with the post-Civil Rights-Black Power era (1980-2008). Social, cultural, and Social Change; the Harlem Renaissance; Civil Rights; Black Power; and, Beyond Civil Rights-Black Power. Possible texts: W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk; Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery; Jacqueline Royster, Ida B.

121B Spring 2014 The American Revolution

This course will explore the history of eastern North America and the West Indies in the second half of the 18th century, in order to determine what was "revolutionary" about this history, as well as what was not.

134A Spring 2014 The Age of the City, 1825-1933

This course examines the century of urban growth between 1825 and 1933, a period that witnessed the advent of big cities in the United States. With an emphasis on large metropolitan spaces (such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles), but also considering smaller ones (such as Boston, Pittsburg, and New Orleans), we will explore the ways that cities fostered unprecedented forms of personal interaction, popular culture, and class and social conflict.

C132B Spring 2014 Intellectual History of the United States since 1865

In this course we will examine key developments in U.S. thought since the middle of the nineteenth century, roughly beginning with the reception of Darwin in the 1860s. The story told in the class weaves together the history of science, the arts and popular culture, philosophy, and education. Our goal is to trace the effects that ideas--whether they are dominant, challenging, or nostalgic--have had on how Americans live together. The sciences and the arts have provided raw material for an on-going reconstruction of how to understand and interpret the world.

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