Spring 2011

Twentieth-Century America

Listed in: History, as HIST-10


Francis G. Couvares (Section 01)


[US] The course traces United States political, social, and cultural history from 1900 to the present. Among the topics covered are the rise of the modern corporation, class conflict and the Progressive movement; immigration, ethnic pluralism, and the rise of mass culture; the Great Depression and the New Deal; World War II, the Cold War, and McCarthyism; the civil rights, women’s and environmental movements, the New Left, the New Right, and the continuing inequalities of race and class. Films and videos will regularly supplement class readings. Three class meetings per week.

Limited to 40 students. Spring semester. Professor Couvares.

HIST 10 - L/D

Section 01
M 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM CHAP 201
W 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM CHAP 201
F 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM CHAP 201

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Becoming Mexican American Amherst Books TBD
Capital Moves Amherst Books TBD
Coming of Age in Mississippi Amherst Books TBD
Rumor of War Amherst Books TBD
Sal Si Puedes Amherst Books TBD
Boston Against Busing Amherst Books TBD
For the Record Amherst Books TBD
Interpretations of American History, v2, 8th Recommended Amherst Books TBD
Rise & Fall of American Century Recommended Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Fall 2020, Spring 2022