2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CHIST 2330 American History from the Civil War to the Present

This course examines major themes and events in the history of America from the Civil War to the present. The interaction among the cultural, political, economic, and social forces that shaped America during this period will be given special emphasis. We shall also search for possible parallels between past events and current circumstances. Topics to be covered include: the legacy of the Civil War and Reconstruction; the growth of industrial America; America's emergence as a world power; prosperity, depression, and the New Deal; World War II and the post-war world; sixties radicalism and the declining liberal consensus; the end of the Cold War; and America in the global economy.




Offered Spring semester.