History | American History II
H106 | 3535 | Cullather


Above class open to freshmen and sophomores only

Just as individuals have memories, a nation gains its identity and
sense of purpose from history. The history of the United States
offers a vast library of information on the experiences of
individual lives, the successes and failures of policy, and on how
this country reacts to crisis and change. H106 takes up the story as
the nation rebuilds after the Civil War. In the years between 1865
and 2005, the United States evolves from a marginal and
predominantly rural nation to become the world’s preeminent military
and economic power. This course will examine this story from a
variety of perspectives including biography and autobiography,
original documents, and the often conflicting
interpretations of historians.