History | American Military History
H220 | 16901 | Cullather

Above class open to undergraduates only

The United States is today the world’s preeminent military power,
and some argue that warfare is the main dynamic of our national
history.  This course will follow the American military experience
from colonial times to the present.  We will explore four themes:
1) the distinctively American way of thinking about, planning, and
executing wars; 2) the experience of combat in different times and
places, 3) the effect or perennial warfare on our national society,
economy, and politics, and 4) the impact of U.S. military ventures
on societies around the world.