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Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 
    
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 427 - Postwar America: 1945-1960

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Covers the political, social and intellectual history of the United States from the end of World War II to the election of John Kennedy as President. Topics covered include the Cold War and U.S. foreign policy, the impact of the “atomic age” on the American public, the Truman presidency and the Korean War, the McCarthy Era, the Eisenhower presidency, the prosperity of the 1950s, the growth of postwar urban America, the plight of minorities, the impact of television and the motion picture industry, rock-and-roll and an increasingly important youth culture, and national demographics including the dramatic rise in college enrollments. Learning strategies will include periods of lecture and discussion, examination of primary source literature and newsreel footage, interpretive videos, an interview assignment and a summary paper.
May not be audited