HIS 320R • Texas, 1914 to Present
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
This lecture course will chart the cultural, social, and political history of Texas from 1914 to the present. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed upon cultural and political conflicts within the state and the role of Texas within the nation and the wider world. We will explore these themes through a variety of cultural mediums including film, music, and cultures of everyday life. Required readings include novels, community profiles, and memoirs. They have been chosen to deepen, rather than repeat, the information presented in lectures.
Billy Lee Brammer, THE GAY PLACE Sunny Nash, BIG MAMA DIDN'T SHOP AT WOOLWORTHS H. G. Bissenger, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Americo Paredes, GEORGE WASHINGTON GOMEZ Mary Beth Rogers, COLD ANGER: A STORY OF FAITH AND POWER POLITICS