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

Spring 2009

HIS 315L • United States Since 1865

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
38840 -TBA


Course Description

This survey introduces students to major themes in U.S. history since 1865. Students will find that current social, political and economic debates have deep roots in U.S. history. This course introduces students to these roots and to the methods used by historians who analyze these issues as we draw connections between events from the past and those in the present. The lectures will focus primarily on the decision makers who shaped the U.S. social, political and economic systems while supplementary readings will highlight the actions of everyday people in reacting to, and effecting changes in, these systems.

Partially fulfills Legislative requirement for American History. HIS 315L and 316L may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.


Nation of Nations, Vol. 2 After the Fact, Vol. 2 Stephen Crane, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets Tillie Olson, Yonnondio: From the Thirties Richard Wright, Black Boy


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