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Title: HIST 436-01, The Origins of Modern America, Spring 2009
Authors: Hild, Matthew
Keywords: History, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;2009 Spring
Issue Date: 14-Jan-2009
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : 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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