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Academic Year 2005/2006
History of the United States, 1901-1981
HIST 240 FA
This course will explore the history of the United States between 1901 and 1981, using the theme of the emergence, rise, accomplishments, vulnerabilities, and decline of modern liberalism to organize the subject. Many
will be discussed including the American economy, party parties, their social bases and ideologies, U.S. foreign policy, Americans┐ experiences in and attitudes toward war, social movements and their impact on politics,
spending and programs, changing conceptions of the Constitution, intellectual trends, and battles between liberals and conservatives.
Michael McGerr, A FIERCE DISCONTENT: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT IN AMERICA, 1870-1920 (2003)
Ronald Steel, WALTER LIPPMANN AND THE AMERICAN CENTURY (1980).
Alan Brinkley, THE END OF REFORM: NEW
DEAL LIBERALISM IN RECESSION AND
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., THE VITAL CENTER: THE POLITICS OF FREEDOM (1949)
Bruce J. Schulman, LYNDON B. JOHNSON AND AMERICAN LIBERALISM (1994) Matthew Dallek, THE RIGHT MOMENT: RONALD REAGAN┐S FIRST
VICTORY AND THE DECISIVE TURNING POI
NT IN AMERICAN POLITICS (2000).
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
A midterm exam, a final exam, one-page response papers.
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- Instructor(s): Schatz,Ronald W.
- Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC001;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 40)
- SR. major: 5 Jr. major: 6
- SR. non-major: 2 Jr. non-major: 2 SO: 15 FR: 10
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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