HIS 397K • Lit of US History since 1865
This course, required of all Americanists, is a reading and discussion seminar that will examine key trends in American historiography from 1877 to the present. About half the sessions will be run by the instructor and half by other members of the faculty who are expert in the fields under examination. Students will be expected to read and discuss material on a weekly basis. They will also be required to write two book reviews between 500 and 750 words (of the kind that appear in any of the standard journals in American history). A final paper of 15 pages or 3500 words will focus on the historiography in a field of each student's choosing.