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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

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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. 

Using Resources When off Campus

1) Accessing the Libraries' Digital Resources
If you start at this course research guide or the Tripod library catalog, you will be prompted to sign in and authenticate through the Off-campus Access page (Option A below) when you click on an online resource link .
If you plan to work in-depth on a research paper when you are off campus, use VPN software (Option B).  Once you authenticate, you can then connect to resources (with Haverford subscriptions) on the open Web as well as use URLS you have already saved or those sent by faculty and librarians.  

   A) Off-campus Access through Tripod
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Use your email user name (no and password to log on.  You will need to navigate through Tripod, rather than typing URLs in the search box for your entire session.  The proxy prefix has to remain in your URL in order to access digital materials to which Haverford subscribes.

   B) Download VPN software from Campus IT Services
                   Bryn Mawr   Go to Using the VPN with personal computers (Windows) or Using the VPN with Apple computers
When you log into VPN with your email user name (do not add @ brynmawr or and password, all the subscriptions in Tripod will work even when you go through the Web rather than Tripod.  It is simpler to do in-depth research with VPN rather than the library proxy. 
2.  Requesting Resources that are not Available Online in Tripod

Bryn Mawr users can request journal articles and essays through the Articles and Interlibrary Loan Services on this page.

They can request online materials using the form on this page

Haverford Libraries will fulfill student, faculty, and staff requests for materials by providing digital copies of items when possible.  Use these forms linked from Tripod and the libraries' homepage to request the titles you need:


Books or DVDs


3.  Accessing Resources Made Freely available by Publishers

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              Haverford:  Free Access during Covid-19

Librarians are updating these lists regularly as more resources become available.