Mondays & Wednesdays + Discussion Sections
Dr. Christopher Phillips

This course is the second part of a two-semester sequence that surveys U.S. history from the end of Reconstruction through the late 20th century.

Emphasizing the centrality of diverse peoples, identities, and experiences in this history, the course examines social and cultural movements in addition to key political developments, introducing students to the major forces which shaped American life during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

It explores issues of race, gender, and class, the immigrations and migrations of peoples indigenous and not, industrialization/technology, war and foreign policy, and analyzes the ways in which they influenced Americans and their pluralistic society at large, and considers their historical and cultural implications.

Readings and discussions will emphasize American experiences, understandings, and convictions within the broader national and global context.