United States

N131B Summer 2007 US Social History Since the Civil War

This course covers US social history from the Civil War to the present. Among major topics include: immigration, urbanization, the rise of mass culture and consumer culture, new educational and social institutions, changes in the family and life course, shifting sexual norms and gender roles, race and class relations, and social protest movements.

7B Summer 2007 US since Civil War

This course surveys the history of the United States from the Reconstruction era to the present. The course examines the experiences of ordinary Americans and how events like immigration, urbanization, rise of a consumer culture, foreign relations, and social reform movements affected their lives. Students will consider how Americansâ€_Äô race, class, gender, ethnicity, religion, and sexuality shaped individual identities and the country as a whole.

280D.001 Spring 2007 Soul Deep: Race, Historical Writing, and Transformation

African American History has yielded an unusually large number of compelling and influential texts in the last several decades. This seminar will examine a selection of pivotal texts in African American History as a window onto critical shifts in: (1) the field itself, (2) historical writing, and (3) American history and consciousness. Possible texts include: Ira Berlin, Many Thousand Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in America; Deborah Gray White, Ar'r't I A Woman: Female Slaves in the Plantation South; Sterling Stuckey, Slave Culture; Lawrence W.

285D.001 Spring 2007 The United States in the World

This course invites students to explore transnational contexts for the events and processes in United States history. This new approach in U.S. history can overlap with what was once called ";foreign affairs"; or ";diplomatic history,"; but recent scholarship has been far broader, considering flows of people, ideas, goods, wealth, politics, institutional models, cultural markets, etc., between the United States and other parts of the world, as well as comparative studies of all these things and more. Studies have examined U.S.

285D.003 Fall 2007 American Intellectual and Cultural History in the 20th Century

This is a research seminar for students working in cultural and intellectual history. Each student will produce a paper of thirty to forty pages in length (not including annotation, illustrations, etc.) Each student will also be responsible for brief presentations of his or her own work, and reviews of the work of the other students.

285D.001 Fall 2007 City Life

This writing workshop is open to all students pursuing research topics in urban history (very broadly defined). All times and places are appropriate, but the instructor will be a more useful resource for topics located in the North America since 1750. Class meetings will focus entirely on the writing process.

285D.002 Fall 2007 Immigration and Ethnicity in the United States

This seminar will invite students to conduct research on some topic of immigration to and ethnicity in the United States. Issues that might be the basis for research include patterns of migration and migration networks; ethnicization, pluralism, and assimilation; immigration law; gender, immigration, and ethnicity; nativism and inter-ethnic conflict; and religion and ethnicity. The first few weeks of the seminar will include common reading and discussion of a variety of approaches to the study of immigration and ethnicity.

275D.001 Fall 2007 Introduction to the Literature of American History (to the Civil War)

This course introduces graduate students to classic and current texts in early American history. Course requirements include in-class presentations, abstracts, reviews, and review essays about the assigned readings.

275D.001 Spring 2007 275D.001 Spring 2007

This course is the second in the 275 series introducing graduate students to US historiography. The time period covered by the class is broad: we will begin with Reconstruction and end in the modern era. Given our expansive chronological frame, we will be selective about the works we read, choosing significant works that pose important questions, represent methodological innovations, and/or model influential interpretative paradigms.


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