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History 110
Fall 2017
Prof. John Putman

Gateway

 Syllabus

American Civilization Since the Civil War

September

October

November

December

8/28           INTRODUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION, AND THE WEST

                                Reading: Foner, Ch. 15

 9/4          THE ORIGINS OF INDUSTRIAL CAPITALISM

                                Reading: Foner, Ch. 16

MONDAY OFF--LABOR DAY

9/11                INDUSTRIALIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS

                                Reading: Bellamy (all)  

 9/18                AMERICA AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY

                                Reading: Foner, Ch.17

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 9/25                THE PROGRESSIVE ERA

                                Reading:  Foner, Ch. 18 ; Scharff, Ch. 1-2 (Blackboard)

 10/2            THE GREAT WAR AND RED SCARE

                                Reading: Foner, Ch. 19

10/9                THE NEW ERA AND ROARING 20s

                                Reading: Foner, Ch. 20

 10/16               DEPRESSION AND THE NEW DEAL

                                Reading: Foner, Ch. 21 and Wright, Ch. 1

 10/23                THE SECOND WAR TO END ALL WARS

                                Reading: Foner, Ch. 22 and Wright, Ch. 2

                                MIDTERM-WEDNESDAY

 10/30              THE COLD WAR AT HOME AND ABROAD

                                Reading: Foner, Ch. 23 and Wright, Ch. 3-4

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 11/6           THE 50S AND 2ND RECONSTRUCTION

                                Reading: Foner, Ch. 24 and Wright, Ch. 5-6

11/13         VIETNAM AND 60s LIBERALISM

Reading: Foner, Ch. 25 and Wright, Ch. 7-8

 11/20         PROTESTS AND RIGHTS: THE 1960s

                           RESEARCH PAPER DUE ONLINE--TUESDAY

                 NO CLASS WEDNESDAY--THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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 11/27      BACKLASH, THE END OF LIBERALISM, AND WATERGATE

                                Reading: Foner, Ch. 26

12/4            THE NEW RIGHT, END OF THE COLD WAR, AND THE WAR ON TERROR

                                Reading: Foner, Ch. 27; Wright, Ch. 9

12/11           THE WAR ON TERROR

Reading: Foner, Ch. 28

  FINAL EXAM: MONDAY, DECEMBER 18  1PM-3PM 

 

*Schedule is subject to change