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

Summer 2005

HIS f356K • Main Curr Amer Cul Since 1865

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
85680 MTWThF
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
PAI 2.48
SMITH, M

Course Description

At the end of the Civil War, American society became flooded with new technologies, ethnic groups, ideas, and customs. A society which had bewildered earlier European visitors in its diversity and creativity accelerated its already frantic pace. This course attempts to identify and describe some of the major elements of the

This course is interdisciplinary and will discuss developments in and use insights from such fields as anthropology, architecture, art history, documentary photography, economics, literature, music, philosophy, science, social history, social reform, and technology. It also attempts to take a multicultural perspective and integrate the cultural developments and lives of workers, African-Americans, Hispanics and women into the study of American culture. This course is interdisciplinary and will discuss developments in and use insights from such fields as anthropology, architecture, art history, documentary photography, economics, literature, music, philosophy, science, social history, social reform, and technology. It also attempts to take a multicultural perspective and integrate the cultural developments and lives of workers, African-Americans, Hispanics and women into the study of American culture. UPPER-DIVISION STANDING REQUIRED PARTIALLY FULFILLS LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENT FOR AMERICAN HISTORY

Grading Policy

Assignments: Two tests and a final exam.

Texts

Ellen Fitzpatrick (ed.), Muckraking: The Landmark Articles John Kasson, Amusing the Millions Willa Cather, My Antonia Malcolm Cowley, Exile's Return Jacquelyn Hall, Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World Jay Stevens, Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream Nicholas Lemann, The Promised Land

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