Courses: American Pol & Soc: 1945-Pres (HISTB242001)

Spring 2014

Class Number: 1268
How did we get here? This course looks at the stunning transformation of America after WWII. From a country devastated by economic crisis and wedded to isolationism prior to the war, America turned itself into an international powerhouse. Massive grass roots resistance forced the United States to abandon its system of racial apartheid, to open opportunities to women, and to reinvent its very definition as it incorporated immigrants from around the world. Simultaneously, American music and film broke free from their staid moorings and permanently altered international culture. Finally, through the "War on Terror", starting after 9/11, America initiated an aggressive new foreign policy that has shattered traditional rules of warfare and reoriented global politics. We will explore the political, social, and cultural factors that have driven modern American history. Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Div: I or III; Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP); Haverford: Social Science (SO)
Enrollment Limit: 40; Enrollment Criteria: Freshman; Sophomore;
Junior; Senior; Lottery;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1268 Div: I or III; IP;

Department

History (Web site)

Taught By

Ullman,Sharon R.

Meeting Times

TTH 11:15am-12:45pm