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|Title: ||HIST 436-01, The Origins of Modern America, Spring 2009|
|Authors: ||Hild, Matthew|
|Date Issued: ||14-Jan-2009|
|Publisher: ||Rhodes College|
|Series/Report no.: ||Syllabi CRN|
|Abstract: ||This seminar deals with the social, economic, political, and constitutional
development of the United States from the Reconstruction Era through the end of World War I.
Topics include the rise of a corporate capitalist economic order, the creation of a post-
Reconstruction southern identity, tensions between black and white Americans, the United
States’ involvement in Europe’s Great War, and the rise of the national regulatory state.As a 400-level seminar, this course has strong written and oral components.
Students will be required to write a major research paper and make an oral presentation about
their paper before the class. In addition to gaining a solid understanding of the subjects covered
in the course, students should also develop their critical reading skills, analytical skills, writing
skills, and speaking and listening skills.|
|Description: ||This syllabus was submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor|
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