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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Fall 2008

HIS 355P • United States since 1941

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Course Description

A lecture course about American history since 1941. The course will explore several broad themes that were debated in the political arena, including immigration, affirmative action, school segregation, drugs and crime, tax policy, women's rights, terrorism, changes in mass media, suburbanization, the environment, globalization, and health care. In the course, students will engage with provocative questions about each era, such as "Was World War II really the 'Good War?" and Sprawl - Good, Bad, or Both?

Grading Policy

Midterm Examination - 25% Short Paper  35% Final Examination - 35% Attendance  5%


- Studs Terkel, The Good War: An Oral History of World War II - Greil Marcus, Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock n' Roll - Bruce Schulman, The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics - Nelson Lichtenstein, ed., Wal-Mart: The Face of Twenty-First Century Capitalism - The 9/11 Commission Report


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