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The United States and Japan in World War II
HIST 238 FA
World War II was a watershed event in world history that set much of the course for the rest of the 20th-century. This comparative history course explores the impact of World War II on the United States and Japan.
at the war in the Pacific from both the American and Japanese perspectives, we will examine why the two nations went to war in 1941, how each society mobilized for the war, what the combat experience in the Pacific was
for American and Japanese soldiers, how the United States went about occupying Japan, and how the war transformed American and Japanese societies, respectively. Team-taught by a historian of the United States and a
of Japan, the class will focus on the significance and legacies of the war for both Japanese and American history.
Haruko and Theodore Cook, JAPAN AT WAR: AN ORAL HISTORY
Roger Daniels, PRISONERS WITHOUT TRIAL
John Dower, EMBRACING DEFEAT
Hachiya, HIROSHIMA DIARY
Sabura Ienega, THE PACIFIC WAR
E.B. Sledge, WITH THE OLD
BREED AT PELILEU AND
Studs Terkel, THE "GOOD WAR": AN ORAL HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II
J. Samuel Walker, PROMPT AND UTTER DESTRUCTION
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Map quiz, two papers, midterm, final exam.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
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- Instructor(s): Johnston,William D. Romano,Renee Christine
- Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: SCIE121;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 60)
- SR. major: 12 Jr. major: 12
- SR. non-major: 8 Jr. non-major: 8 SO: 10 FR: 10
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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