HIST-383 What Is an American? Cultural Identity in the United States
Offered academic year 2016-2017
This course will explore the evolving question of what constitutes American identity from the time of the American Revolution to the present. The focus will be the history of community, group experiences, major American autobiographies, and the continuing shifts and changes in how Americans defined and redefined their understanding of the nation. The American Revolution, slavery, white-Indian relations, Civil War, industrialization, gender and race, Civil Rights and the "cultural wars" of the late twentieth century will be examined in depth.
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