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Learn post-American Reconstruction history (Progressivism, the Depression, World Wars I and II, the Cold War, Reagan’s presidency, and post-Cold War America) with dynamic “guests” who “appear in person” — including Theodore Roosevelt and more.
This semester will begin with the end of Reconstruction. Topics after that will include the age of industrialization, populism and the labor movement, the new manifest destiny and the Spanish-American War and its aftermath, the progressive era, the American entry into World War I, the 1920’s, the Great Depression and the New Deal, isolationism and the American entry into World War II, the onset of the Cold War and the war in Korea, the 1950’s, Vietnam and the 1960’s, from Nixon to Reagan, the end of the Cold War to the end of the 20th century and the onset of 21st century America.
Week 1: The New South and the Industrial North
Week 2: The 1890s
Week 3: Progressivism
Week 4: America and World War
Week 5 The Aftermath of War and the 1920’s
Week 6: The Great Depression and the New Deal
Week 7: The Road to World War II
Week 8: America and World War II
Week 9:The Era of Truman and Eisenhower
Week 10: The 1960s
Week 11. From Nixon to Reagan
Week 12: Reagan and After
Course Materials: The Land of Hope by Wilfred McClay. ISBN 978-1594039379 (https://amzn.to/37YfKxp)
Homework: Students will read approx. a chapter per week. There will be weekly quizzes based on both the reading and the lectures, auto-graded by the computer for immediate feedback. For upper-level students or students who want to go the extra mile, Dr. Chalberg will assign an additional five writing assignments of approx. 400 words each. Expect to spend three to four hours per week on reading and homework outside of class lectures.