History | American History II
H106 | 4441 | Sheehan


11:30A-12:20P     D      BH340

	Above section open to undergraduates only.

This course will survey the history of the United States from 1865 to
the present.  Your textbook for this course is appropriately titled
The Unfinished Nation, because American history over the last 135
years has been a story of struggle, both at home and abroad, to
reshape America.  Diverse racial, ethnic, class, and gender groups
have sought inclusion in American society, and as a result, have
continually altered the nature and meaning of the nation itself.
Through reading, written work, and class discussion, we will examine
the cultural, economic, political, and social aspects of the perennial
effort to "finish" the American nation.

Grades will be based on two short quizzes on class readings, three
in-class essay tests on lectures and readings, one 4-5 page paper
using common readings and supplementary sources, and class
participation.  The grades will be weighted as follows:
2 Quizzes	  5% = 10%
3 Tests	20% =    60%
Short Paper	 25% = 25%
Participation	  5% =  5%

Required Readings:
Alan Brinkley, The Unfinished Nation
John F. Kasson, Amusing the Million
George Lipsitz, A Life in the Struggle: Ivory Perry and the Culture of
Opposition