Courses: The History of the US Built Environment, 1870 to the Present (HISTH253A01)

Fall 2009

This course looks at the history of the U.S. through its built environment, or the physical spaces & landscapes through which Americans constructed their habits, hopes, and divisions. We will investigate how struggles over the U.S. polity came to be reflected in the built world. Topics include the creation of property, the building of the metropolis, the making of the suburbs, electrification and the highways, urban crisis, and the postindustrial landscape.

Fulfills: SO III


History (Web site)

Taught By

Andrew Friedman (Profile)


Haverford, Hall 106

Meeting Times

TTh 11:30-1:00