Spring 2012 Twentieth-Century America
History, as HIST-155
Formerly listed as: HIST-10
Faculty Francis G. Couvares (Section 01) Description
[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.
Course times and locations HIST 155 - 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 Textbooks
Below are the textbooks used in this course, along with pricing information and availability at local bookstores. The price range shown is based upon queries to multiple online booksellers; roll your mouse over the price field to see detailed pricing information.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Book Store Price
9780195096484 Becoming Mexican American New York : Oxford University Press, c1993. George J. Sڳanchez Amherst Books $19.95
9780195382624 The rise and fall of the American century: The United States from 1890-2009 Oxford, 2009 Chafe Amherst Books $49.95
9780312480509 Interpretations of American History: Patterns & Perspectives, Volume 2 Bedford/St. Martin's Francis G. Couvares, Martha Saxton, Gerald N. Grob, George Athan Billias, Amherst Books $58.00
9780393934045 For the Record: A Documentary History of America: From Reconstruction through Contemporary Times W. W. Norton & Company David E. Shi (Editor), Holly A. Mayer (Editor) Amherst Books $31.25
9780440314882 Coming of age in Mississippi New York : Dell Publishing, c1968. by Anne Moody Amherst Books $7.99
9780520225848 Sal si puedes (Escape if you can) Berkeley, Calif. ; University of California Press, 2000. Peter Matthiessen; with a foreword by Ilan Stavans and a postscript by the author Amherst Books $26.95
9780805046953 A rumor of war New York : Henry Holt and Co., 1996. Philip Caputo Amherst Books $17.00
9780807855263 Boston against busing Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2004. by Ronald P. Formisano Amherst Books $26.95
9781565846593 Capital Moves New Press Jefferson Cowie Amherst Books $16.95
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