Courses: International History of the United States (HISTH119B01)

Spring 2011

This course surveys the international history of the United States in the 20th century. It encourages students to conceptualize U.S. history as a series of transnational encounters and systems that transcend national borders. Capitalism, the environment, postcolonialism and Third Worldism, "Atlantic crossings," modernity, imperialism, diaspora and migration, world war, travel, United Nations and "Our America" serve as organizing motifs. In considering the history of this country outside its formal borders, students will gain a facility with the languages of hemispheric and global imagining that structure the pursuit of contemporary U.S. history, while sharpening analytical skills working with primary texts.

Syllabus: View course syllabus

Fulfills: SO Limit:30

Department

History (Web site)

Taught By

Andrew Friedman (Profile)

Location

Haverford, Hlls 108

Meeting Times

TTh 10:00-11:30