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HIST 254: Harvest of Empire, U.S. History, 1898 to the Present (HC)

HIST 254: Harvest of Empire, U.S. History, 1898 to the Present (Friedman) Spring 2016

Introduction

In this interdisciplinary course, students will study the history of U.S. foreign policy and the history of U.S. migration as a single body of national experience. The course starts from the fact that the U.S. has and has had an empire. It explores how U.S. imperialism, and its bedfellow—expansionist racial nationalism—were historically produced; how they operated and were experienced at home and abroad,  culturally, economically and politically; and how they shaped what we have come to think of as  “American culture,” subjectivity, citizenship and settlement.

This guide provides links to helpful reference works, journal article databases, and primary sources, both digital and physical. 

Background Reading

Articles